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Neurodiversity Hiring – A Driving Force at Cintas

Neurodiversity Hiring – A Driving Force at Cintas By: Randy Siegel If you’ve ever had the pleasure of spending time Cincinnati, Ohio, you know what a wonderful place it is. The “Queen City” sits magnificently on the Ohio River, has a beautiful Riverwalk and is [...]

2020-07-10T10:48:12-05:00July 10th, 2020|

What About the New Data on Adults with ASD?

What About the New Data on Adults with ASD? By Patricia Wright, PhD, MPH In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its first study on the prevalence of autism in adults, which estimated that 5.4 million adults in the U.S. are [...]

2020-06-25T10:25:04-05:00June 24th, 2020|

My Vision for the Future

By Lauren Steinbacher, Director, Corporate Employment, NEXT for AUTISM The business world has undergone dramatic shifts due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.  Companies have contracted or shut down, some for good. Thirty-three million people filed for unemployment in the first seven weeks of this crisis. [...]

2020-06-15T14:09:06-05:00June 12th, 2020|

What is it like NOT to be yourself?

By Patricia Wright, MPH, Senior VP Program Development, NEXT for AUTISM COVID-19 social distancing has caused all of us to redefine what it means to be social and it has not been comfortable.  An act as natural as socializing is now weighted with complex calculations. [...]

2020-06-11T12:42:49-05:00June 11th, 2020|

Workplace Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities

In our work with companies to create sustainable and scalable talent acquisition programs for individuals with disabilities, we field questions about accommodations that expose a persistent lack of clarity. Here is a quick FAQ to help answer some of those questions. How do I know [...]

2020-04-30T09:30:49-05:00April 24th, 2020|

Supporting Adults in Medical Situations

SUPPORTING ADULTS IN MEDICAL SITUATIONS By Brad Walker, V.P., Community Living Supports ­­­­Families with adult children on the spectrum face an additional layer of concern during the COVID-19 crisis. How should they prepare for medical emergencies for their adult children, many of whom may not [...]

2020-04-27T12:26:32-05:00April 23rd, 2020|

COVID-19 Isolation with the Carleys: How a Dad on the Spectrum Copes

By Michael John Carley, Autism Self-Advocate & NEXT for AUTISM Board Member There was tempered joy upon seeing my 23-year-old, who is also on the spectrum, exit the station. On one hand, C.C. was with us, his family, to ride out the coronavirus in less-impacted [...]

2020-05-07T21:04:01-05:00April 20th, 2020|

How To Attend Online Meetings

By: John Bryson, MS Ed, CESP | Senior Manager, Corporate Consulting BEFORE THE MEETING Prepare Environment Choose a quiet place with good lighting for your online meeting. Do not sit with your back to a window, and make sure there is light on your face. [...]

2020-04-24T15:33:21-05:00April 13th, 2020|