Best Practice Report

Discover The Forgotten Rockstars: Best Practices For Autism Hiring

June 8th, 2023
With contributors:
James McQuivey, PhD , Tyler Castro , Caroline Bonde , Demi Starks


Leaders have struggled to recruit in a years-long tight labor market, especially for technical roles. Yet, there remains an underutilized, often overlooked talent pool: Autistic people who have many of these skills. But unemployment and underemployment remain high even for those with the skills and education to fill these positions due to barriers and gaps in recruitment, interviewing, and the employee experience. Addressing these issues to include autistic people grows your labor reach, increases workplace fairness, and strengthens your management team — laying the groundwork for inclusivity and equity gains with benefits for your hiring practices beyond autism.

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