Autism Resource Links

Vocational (back to link categories)

Autelligent Laboratories
Autelligent Laboratories helped create a business model for the hiring and employing of people with Autism and Asperger Syndrome.

Auties.org
Auties.org is website for all people with Autism who are ready to reach out for occupation and employment, open the doors to the community, and market their abilities directly to the public as well as those interested in supporting these pioneers.

Autism at Work
Autism at Work's mission is to seek Autism friendly employers and connect them with eligible applicants.

Career Planning for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Coordinates career planning conferences for young adults with Autism ages 16 and up.

Developmental Disabilities Institute
DDI offers programs that provide quality education and community-based experiences with the supports necessary for leading a productive and fulfilling life in the community each person. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation funded for several years a program called project GROW, a horticulture vocational program on Long Island, New York.

EDEN II and Genesis Program
The mission of the Eden II / Genesis Programs is to provide people with Autism specialized community-based programs and other opportunities. This vocational training program, funded by a grant from The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, creates the opportunity for 49 students in Staten Island, New York and 19 students on Long Island, New York to receive hands-on vocational training at such job sites as Barnes & Noble, HomeDepot, TJ Maxx, Addobe Blues Restaurant, and Doody Hardware.

Jewish Vocational Services Inc.
Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) provides, on a non-sectarian basis, job placement, vocational rehabilitation, technical, skills training and workforce programs for special populations in under-served communities in New Jersey and provides community-based support for its participation. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation grant created a pilot program in the summer of 2009 geared towards teenagers with Asperger Syndrome as they plan their transitions into adult life.

Job Accommodation Network
The Job Accommodation Network is a service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) with the mission to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with challenges, such as Autism, by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects.

Job Path, Inc.
Job Path offers innovative alternatives to traditional services for individuals with severe disabilities, enabling people to launch careers, live in their own homes, and become part of community life. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation grant expanded the life- coaching program for participants with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. The program was featured by Time Warner Cable in a NY 1 report that can be viewed on the DJF website.

Kelly Autism Program, Inc.
Located at Western Kentucky University, the Kelly Autism Program provides a school-to-work transition program. The first Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation grant allowed for the continuation of this program that offered a purposeful transition program for over 100 participants. Additionally in 2009, thanks to another grant, participants were able to establish their own business where they build and make items such as rocking chairs, CD cabinets and toys to sell as well as create a website and marketing strategy for their products.

My Sibling Dolls
My Sibling Dolls are assembled and packaged by individuals with special needs and then used to foster sibling discussion of issues related to their sibling with Autism and other challenges. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the Autism dolls will go towards The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation.

New York Institute of Technology: Vocational Independence Program
The Vocational Independence Program (VIP) is an NYIT program for students who have significant learning disabilities that provides a residence hall staffed 24 hours a day by VIP faculty and professionals where VIP students meet regularly with academic, social, and career counselors who help tailor the program to individual needs.

The Vocational Alliance Autism Project
The Vocational Alliance Autism Project is a three-year community focus project in building local capacity to support high school students with Autism in the transition from high school to adult life.

Work Support
The purpose of the Virginia Commonwealth University RRTC on Workplace Supports and Job Retention is to study those supports that are most effective for assisting individuals with disabilities, including those with Autism, maintain employment and advance their careers.

Alphabetical Listing of Links

Autelligent Laboratories
Auties.org
Autism at Work
Career Planning for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Developmental Disabilities Institute
EDEN II and Genesis Program
Jewish Vocational Services Inc.
Job Accommodation Network
Job Path, Inc.
Kelly Autism Program, Inc.
My Sibling Dolls
New York Institute of Technology: Vocational Independence Program
The Vocational Alliance Autism Project
Work Support