Autism-Ready Workplace: Creating and Sustaining Autism Hiring Initiatives

Primary investigator: Dr. Hala Annabi

Graduate Student: Liz Crooks

Funding: Partially funded by Microsoft

ACCESS-IT Research Group studied the Autism @ Work programs of four leading employers: Microsoft, SAP, JPMorgan Chase and EY. In their research, Dr. Annabi and her team systematically examined how the firms established their programs and how they sustain them. The researchers analyzed key organizational strategies, employment and resourcing models, and hiring and onboarding practices. In their analysis, the researchers distilled best practices and developed this guide for other organizations to use to get their programs started.

Autism@Work Playbook