Organizations with Autism Initiatives

  • Amy E. Hurley-HansonEmail author
  • Cristina M. Giannantonio
  • Amy Jane Griffiths
Part of the Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma book series (PAEWS)


This chapter outlines various organizations that have focused on the employment of individuals with ASD through specific initiatives, programs, or ASD-focused business models. Companies are highlighted in four particular domains including organizations that primarily serve as training centers, businesses that have found success with their employment initiatives or approach, many joining with others to disseminate their practices widely, companies that have established initiatives within their organization to hire individuals with ASD, and businesses developed primarily for individuals with ASD based on their unique skill sets. Common themes found across these programs are highlighted.


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

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