Williams, CEO of suit-maker Hart Schaffner Marx, seeks to accommodate the communication and sensory needs of individuals with autism in the workplace setting by implementing repetitive and structured tasks which include visual cues. Additional companies (e.g., Microsoft) are following suit by launching pilot programs to hire individuals with autism. Our research lab collaborates with Project SEARCH, a program that provides adults with autism the opportunity to serve as interns at Northwestern University to gain hands-on workplace experience alongside a job coach. We’re excited to be contributing to this important, possibly life-changing effort.
‘It’s Changed His View of Life’: Companies Find Hiring Autistic Employees Has Vast Benefits