Finding employment is often very difficult for persons with disability. Even with reservations provided to them, it is not very easy on them to find a suitable job. There are a total of 12.9 million persons with disabilities in the country Approx. If such a large number of people are not able to contribute to the economy, it can cause a huge dent to it.
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 increasing .quotas for people with disability from 3 per cent to 4 per cent in government jobs also facilitates the assimilation of people with ASD into the workforce but Bose points out that while the opening up of jobs is not difficult, what is also required is how to prepare individuals for the jobs.
Like everyone else, people on the autism spectrum possess a wide range of skills, abilities and interests. However, many people with ASD demonstrate one or more of the following career proficiencies: Finding gainful work and employment is a vital part of ensuring the general well-being and happiness of an adult with autism. With right amount of support is provided, irrespective of the nature of the employment, most adults with autism would be successful participating members in their work place.
Career Paths For People With Autism
Common Proficiencies of People with ASD
Government's Opening Attitude towards Disabled
In this page you would find some useful Apps, videos, and information on the current scenario i.e. accepting autism at work enabling work opportunities and supports for individuals on the autism spectrum.
You would also find information on some Institutes who help in providing Employment for the Autistics giving them opportunities of there interest by availing employment for them, through various services. You may reach them from the given websites.
For jobs for the PwDs in general, check the listing on Employment in India under Home.
Self Employment Loan Given to People with Disabilities
For Applying Scholarship
There should be expantion of the job roles from computers to semi-skills and manual roles because for the autistics that level of education and support is not available in our country. We do have high functioning mildly autistic people where the families have given them exposure but they are limited in number.
Autism At Work: A Global Program
Autism At Work: JPMorgan Chase's global Autism at Work program finds talented individuals on the spectrum and offers employment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrSGoK7jl2M
SAP's quest to employ the underemployed
Wipro is committed to provide equal employment opportunities and fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are treated with respect and dignity. Our strategic framework CREATE – Career, Recruitment, Enablement, Accessibility, Training and Engagement) effective inclusion of employees with disabilities right from hiring and training to enablement and creation of accessible systems. https://careers.wipro.com/pwd
Launch of Rozgar Sarathi Job Portal for PwDs
Sarathi online job portal (https://www.rozgarsarathi.org/) which will provide private as well as government jobs for Persons with Disabilities (PwD’s). The portal enables people with visual impairments access the website using assistive technologies, such as screen readers.
Sarthak Job Portal
Firms besides EY are also hiring people with disabilities. In public accounting, at some of the largest firms, there is a very strong commitment—and it’s not just EY, it’s KPMG, Deloitte, PwC as well, and many firms one tier down in size—have very strong commitments and are doing some pretty innovative things to try to tap into the talents of people with disabilities.
At The Lemon Tree, a hotel chain, people with disabilities and ASD comprise 16-17 per cent of the workforce. According to Aradhana Lal, vice-president, brand, communications and sustainability initiatives, The Lemon Tree, workplaces that follow standard operating procedures (SOP) are conducive to people with ASD. Hotels are designed on detailed SOPs so it is quite suitable for people with autism to work in hotels and even banks and restaurants.
A whole new world
Aditi Muranjan, a teacher at Action for Autism, helps candidates hone their skills at an employment readiness programme . SAP Labs ,and several other companies in IT such as Cisco, Dell and Capgemini, and organisations from the hospitality and retail sector also endorse the concept of inclusion and diversity. Organisations such as Microsoft, Ford and Ernst & Young have floated programmes for autistic people
Siddharth Kishore (wearing a badge), an intern at Big Bazaar, checking grocery stocks.
Retail brand Big Bazaar also plans to hire people with autism and intellectual disability across its stores in India. Last year, it ran an internship programme in collaboration with Action for Autism, an education, training and advocacy organisation for people with autism. Under this programme, individuals with autism handled warehousing processes at a Big Bazaar outlet in Kalkaji in Delhi.
Blossom is a project initiated with the aim of mainstreaming differently abled individuals by employing them in various departments of Jewel Autism Centre. Mr. Royins Jose, a differently abled candidate with diagnosis of Mental Retardation was employed in Cloth Bank with support of a supervisor.
Companies seeking out potential employees with autism