Tools & Trainings for Neurodivergent Job Seekers
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The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. Serving customers across the United States and around the world for more than 35 years, JAN provides free one-on-one practical guidance and technical assistance on job accommodation solutions, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities.
Lime Connect is a global 501(c)(3) not for profit that’s rebranding disability through achievement. Through our private online community, we connect high-achieving students and professionals with disabilities – members of our Lime Network – to our broader network of corporate and university partners. List of resources offered
Disability:IN Disability Equality Index
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, with those earning 80 and above recognized as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”
USAJOBS: Job Application Support
Federal government agencies want to hire people with different backgrounds that represent all of American society, including individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability, you can apply and compete for any job for which you are eligible and meet the qualifications, but you also may be eligible for a special hiring authority.
Jobs for Humanity: Job Seeker Training Modules (Open to Public)
Jobs for Humanity paves the way to a fairer future for all by connecting historically underrepresented talent to welcoming employers. Through the combination of cutting-edge recruiting technology and expert D&I consultation, Jobs for Humanity makes inclusive hiring seamless, scalable, and sustainable.
Integrate Advisors: Employer Connect Program (Requires Application – contact directly)
An interactive networking program designed for autistic and neurodivergent jobseekers to facilitate education, communication, and awareness between candidates and employers. This program provides participants with the opportunity to learn about corporate culture, refine job search skills, and effectively present themselves as job candidates. Participants will be given the opportunity to interact with senior executives, hiring managers, and recruiting professionals from various industries.
iSocial: Social Skills Development Program (Requires Application – contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
iSocial is a university research-based program that can dramatically help people living with autism develop the social skills they need to succeed independently. We form groups by matching 6 participants across the U.S. based on age, abilities, needs and interests. Professionals conduct the virtual sessions after rigorous training & apprenticeship.
Be Your Best Academy: Educational Courses (Enroll then Pay for Course(s))
Our mission is to empower neurodivergent people to realize their strengths and talents, to be their best selves in the workplace. We achieve this by designing holistic course subjects for neurodivergent students that capture workplace needs, draw on the strong authentic voice of our neurodivergent teachers, and apply peer-reviewed literature. FAQ
Project HIRED: Training and 1:1 Coaching (Requires Application – contact directly)
Project HIRED provides comprehensive, cost-free training and 1:1 coaching to support job seekers with disabilities throughout their journey — from getting started to getting hired. To become a client, attend a cost-free, virtual orientation.
Neurodiversity Pathways: Career Readiness Training (Requires Application)
This training is aimed at individuals who hold a two or four year college degree (or equivalent), are currently underemployed or unemployed, have set the goal to get a job and be good at it, and need the knowledge and support to strengthen their motivation and drive to reach the goal. This comprehensive program consists of 17 weeks of training including simulated workplace experience and optional 6 months of job search and placement coaching. For those who do not want to or cannot commit to the full 17 weeks, our courses can be taken in a flexible manner to suit your needs, current situation, and comfort level.
Neurodiverity Hub: Mental Health & Well-Being in the Workplace Training (Enroll then Pay for Course)
A world-first mental health and well-being resource and training toolkit to support autistic employees. A collaboration between DXC, ANZ Banking Corporation, Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre at La Trobe University (OTARC) and Untapped. Designed to fulfil the shortfall of mental health training, tools, and processes in the workplace – specifically for supporting autistic employees.
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