Randolph, Mass. – Employers who hire individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) will benefit from the unique skills and strengths they can bring to any workplace. In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the National Autism Center at May Institute offers the following 10 reasons why these individuals make good employees:
“Improving employment opportunities for adults with IDD will result in a “win-win” situation,” says Margaret Walsh, M.A., BCBA, Clinical Director for the May Center for Adult Services. “It will benefit the business community by providing employers with access to a larger pool of capable, previously under-utilized employees. And it will benefit individuals with IDD by giving them an opportunity to use the skills they have mastered, earn a fair wage, and lead more independent and fulfilling lives.”
About the National Autism Center at May Institute
The National Autism Center is May Institute’s Center for the Promotion of Evidence-based Practice. It is a dedicated to serving children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by providing reliable information, promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive resources for families, practitioners, and communities. For more information about the National Autism Center at May Institute, please visit www.nationalautismcenter.org.