Work is Essential to Living a Fulfilling and Productive Life
Working-age adults on the spectrum encounter numerous employment barriers, resulting in unacceptable levels of unemployment and underemployment. The diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) movement in corporate America and internationally is gaining ground. There is a growing belief that diversity improves business success and creates a more positive work environment for everyone. At NEXT for AUTISM, we believe work is essential to living a fulfilling and productive life. Autistic adults must have equal access to employment and career choices.
To achieve our goals, we actively engage in workforce initiatives to improve career opportunities for adults on the spectrum.
NEXT for DEI provides companies with the tools and resources they need to be neuroinclusive. The NEXT for DEI initiative promotes the measurement and reporting of disability employment data, and encourages all companies to start where they are now and commit to progress. NEXT for DEI shows businesses how to become more inclusive. By promoting transparency with employees, job seekers, and shareholders about disability hiring, we hope to transform the landscape and promote inclusivity for people with disabilities.