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Autism in the Workplace

Creating Positive Employment and Career Outcomes for Generation A

  • Amy E. Hurley-Hanson
  • Cristina M. Giannantonio
  • Amy Jane Griffiths
Book

Part of the Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma book series (PAEWS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Scope of the Issue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Cristina M. Giannantonio, Amy Jane Griffiths
      Pages 3-19
    3. Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Cristina M. Giannantonio, Amy Jane Griffiths
      Pages 21-45
    4. Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Cristina M. Giannantonio, Amy Jane Griffiths
      Pages 47-66
    5. Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Cristina M. Giannantonio, Amy Jane Griffiths
      Pages 67-84
  3. The Transition to Employment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Cristina M. Giannantonio, Amy Jane Griffiths
      Pages 87-109
    3. Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Cristina M. Giannantonio, Amy Jane Griffiths
      Pages 111-125
    4. Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Cristina M. Giannantonio, Amy Jane Griffiths
      Pages 127-152
    5. Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Cristina M. Giannantonio, Amy Jane Griffiths
      Pages 153-176
  4. The Employment of Individuals with Autism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Cristina M. Giannantonio, Amy Jane Griffiths
      Pages 179-214
    3. Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Cristina M. Giannantonio, Amy Jane Griffiths
      Pages 215-236
    4. Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Cristina M. Giannantonio, Amy Jane Griffiths
      Pages 237-255
    5. Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Cristina M. Giannantonio, Amy Jane Griffiths
      Pages 257-270
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-275

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the career experiences of Generation A, the half-million individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who will reach adulthood in the next decade. With Generation A eligible to enter the workforce in unprecedented numbers, research is needed to help individuals, organizations, and educational institutions to work together to create successful work experiences and career outcomes for individuals with ASD. Issues surrounding ASD in the workplace are discussed from individual, organizational, and societal perspectives. This book also examines the stigma of autism and how it may affect the employment and career experiences of individuals with ASD. This timely book provides researchers, practitioners, and employers with empirical data that examines the work and career experiences of individuals with ASD. It offers a framework for organizations committed to hiring individuals with ASD and enhancing their work experiences and career outcomes now and in the future.

Keywords

Autism in the Workforce ASD autism spectrum disorder Generation A Career Experiences of individuals with ASD Work and Life Outcomes ASD and Careers disability in the workplace diversity and inclusion

Authors and affiliations

  • Amy E. Hurley-Hanson
    • 1
  • Cristina M. Giannantonio
    • 2
  • Amy Jane Griffiths
    • 3
  1. 1.Chapman UniversityOrangeUSA
  2. 2.Chapman UniversityOrangeUSA
  3. 3.Chapman UniversityOrangeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29049-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-29048-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-29049-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-3625
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-3633
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