NEXT CONNECTS is a bi-directional mentorship initiative developed by NEXT for AUTISM. The goal is to support young autistic adults entering the workforce while fostering improved acceptance and inclusion within businesses.
NEXT will match professionals who have established careers with autistic college students who will soon be seeking entry into the workforce. Mentors will provide support as well as collaboratively set personalized mentoring goals, promote career advancement opportunities, engage in knowledge transfer, and expand neuro-inclusive practices in the workplace.
NEXT CONNECTS pilot program will launch in Fall 2023.
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