is creating pathways to one million employment and leadership opportunities for people with autism, intellectual and/or developmental differences
Autism Speaks, Best Buddies and Special Olympics, in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, have joined forces to build the workforce of the future.
Research from the Harvard Business Review shows that employing people with autism, intellectual and/or developmental differences leads to positive business impacts, including better morale and improved products, services and bottom lines. Similarly, a refreshed study from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) found that compared to five years ago, companies are increasingly likely to say that employing these workers enhances their brand and makes their culture more attractive to desired talent pools.
Despite this, 81% of adults with developmental differences in the U.S. do not have a paid job (National Core Indicators).
Delivering Jobs is challenging all businesses to identify ways they can incorporate this untapped workforce into their diversity and inclusion plans; ensure that they have access to a minimum of 1% of employment and leadership opportunities; and empower HR personnel to invest in the long-term success of all employees.
Learn more at DeliveringJobs.org