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Employment Lab

COLLABORATIVES
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HYPOTHESIS

If we intentionally create work environments that are designed to include neurodiverse individuals, while providing support to job seekers, more people with developmental differences will be employed.

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OUTCOMES

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Danny's Farm

Located in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest and just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, is a petting farm open to the public.  Danny's Farm pairs loving farm animals with the area's most vulnerable children and provides vocational opportunities for adults with developmental differences. 

dannysfarm.org

The Career Academy

When funding became available from the Strong Workforce Program (AB 1602), specific language was inserted to address the need for increasing supports for students attending Community Colleges who had ASD. We collaborated with local colleges and agencies and designed this innovative program.

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NeuroTalent Works

NeuroTalent Works is a non-profit organization dedicated to transitioning gifted individuals on the autism spectrum into valuable talent for corporations 

neurotalentworks.org

RESOURCES

THE AUTISM FULL EMPLOYMENT ACT

The Next Stage of Jobs for Adults with Autism, ADHD, and Other Learning
and Mental Health Differences

This book helps neurodiverse individuals and their families to find employment. It also sets out the strategies needed for collectively improving employmernt rates of neurodiverse individuals.

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The Career Development Intern (CDI) Program individuals with disabilitiess with opportunities within the County of Los Angeles, and assists them in gaining the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to compete for full-time permanent positions. 

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