TEMECULA – Did you know only about 18% of adults with disabilities are employed? Although this is harsh and unsettling, statistics like these make it apparent that there is still a stigma that surrounds hiring someone who isn’t neurotypical. Sadly, JDS knows people with disabilities and those on the autism spectrum have a hard time obtaining competitive employment opportunities and an even harder time finding a career to match their interests and goals. Oftentimes, the jobs offered to this population do not include high-demand or high-growth career opportunities. Instead, it is janitorial or just something to punch the clock i.e., busy work.
Autism and learning disabilities are generally associated with atypical language and communication, social interaction, motor coordination and