Meet the Future Face of Technology - Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Technology FieldsMeet the Future Face of Technology - Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Technology Fields
Meet the WOW People
There are specific actions that individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and parents, educators, Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) staff, and employers can take to facilitate the education, training, and employment processes, and result in a broad range of jobs and careers in the technology fields for individuals with ASD:
"We are a crossroads: A place in space and time that requires new ways of thinking, new vision and a new direction in the digital world."
William Bronston, MD  (more)
Digital Literacy is a lifelong learning process of capacity building for using digital technology, communication
tools and/or networks... (more)
Employment outcomes for individuals with ASD have traditionally been poor. Finding the right position begins with discovering the interests and skills of the person... (more)
According to the Partnership for the 21st Century, we all live in a technology and media-suffused environment... (more)
The above art work was created by artists with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
AUSM on Facebook The Autism Society of Minnesota has set up a Facebook account to address concerns, and provide advice and insight regarding employment issues to individuals on the autism spectrum.
For information about employment specific resources and services, visit

Thank you to the
Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services Division, Department of Employment and Economic Development

for their support of this project.

This project was financed with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funds under provisions of P.L. 111-5 and by a contractual Interagency Agreement, Agreement Number B22-15234, with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Project findings and related project materials do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of DEED or the Minnesota Department of Administration.

The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center,the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life

This project was supported, in part by grant number 2001MNSCDD-03, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy


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