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Employer ProfileAutism Society of America

Rockville, MD

Company Description:

For 57 years and counting, the Autism Society, including our nationwide network of affiliates, connects people to the resources they need through education, advocacy, support, information and referral, and community programming. Our mission is to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully. Our vision is to create a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it.

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Why Are We Hiring Neurodivergents?

The Autism Society works to ensure that all members of the Autism community can live fully through all areas of their life, which includes employment. We strive to make systemic changes in the way that we approach employment within the Autism community by influencing changes in legislation, education, employment practices and training. The Autism Society seeks to be a part of the change we wish to see. The Autism Society is proud to have Autistic individuals at all levels of governance within the organization. The Autism Society is an Equal Opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

What makes our company neurodiverse friendly?

Individual Development

  • Weekly 1:1 meetings with individual employees for meeting your needs in the company
  • Employees maximum success efforts to provide support in all areas of development
  • Educational provisions
  • Weekly 1:1 meetings with individual employees for meeting departmental, organizational, and individual needs in the company
  • Employees maximum success efforts to provide support in all areas of development
  • Each employee is supported based on their individual styles, needs, and preferences that support their opportunity to be successful.
  • Setting communication preferences, check-in frequency, and work flow

Organizational Development

  • Inclusive and accepting team environment
  • Responsive to needs of employees and families

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Hiring Steps

  1. 01

    Submit resume with Mentra profile

  2. 02

    Candidate decide phone call or zoom call

  3. 03

    Hiring manager and team review resume and Mentra profile


Communication Needs
Recorded Tasks & MessagesCommunication Partner (for non-speakers)
Assistive Technology
Screen Reader TechnologyClosed CaptioningColor Contrast ToolsScreen MagnificationSpeech to Text Technology
Interview Accomodations
Send Questions in AdvanceFrequent Interview BreaksInterviewer Experienced with NeurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesExtra TimeAlternate Interview FormatWritten interview instructionsSupport Person
Executive Functioning
Email / Calendar OrganizationTask ManagementDaily Check-InsDaily RemindersEmail Writing HelpPresentation HelpCommunication PlanConcise InstructionsWritten Checklists
Processing Speeds
Receiving Information in AdvanceWritten InstructionsExtra Time to Process New InformationChunking Large Amounts of Content
Scheduling Needs
Flexible ScheduleShorter MeetingsPeriodic Rest BreaksUninterrupted Work Time
Physical Needs
Accessible BuildingStanding DesksEnhanced Lighting OptionsErgonomic SeatingNoise-cancelling HeadphonesQuiet / Individual WorkspacesSelf-stimulation tools / gadget
Support Ecosystem
Job CoachingSupport Group for StressSupport with Self-Advocacy