Job Seekers

Neurodiverse Hiring Initiative (NHI)

An innovative initiative and partnership between RIT’s Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education and the Spectrum Support Program that will help connect you to with employers interested in hiring neurodiverse talent. Learn more about the Neurodiverse Hiring Initiative

RIT Career Services and Co-op

The Career Services and Co-op office offers you support through your career development and job search including on-campus, co-op, and fulltime jobs. For more information and support on navigating this process with a disability, visit the Disclosing Disability page.

Resources

The cover for Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide.

Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success

Author: Barbara A. Bissonnette

The cover to the The Complete Guide to Getting A Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome book.

The Complete Guide to Getting A Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome

Author: Barbara A. Bissonnette

The cover to Helping Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome Get and Stay Hired book.

Helping Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome Get & Stay Hired

Author: Barbara A. Bissonnette

Online Resources

  • AbilityJobs: Hosts a job board where 100% of posted jobs are from employers specifically seeking to hire people with disabilities. They also host an online video career fair where candidates can meet face-to-face with recruiters for corporations, governments, and non-profits. When you attend the Online Career Fair, you can choose the option to talk to a recruiter with an ASL Interpreter or real-time speech-to-text captioning. 
  • Auticon: An international IT service provider that exclusively employs people on the autism spectrum as technology consultants. Learn about the recruitment process.
  • Microsoft – Neurodiversity Program: Microsoft has made a commitment to hiring qualified candidates for full-time, permanent positions in engineering, data science, and data analyst.
  • Neurodiversity Career Connector: NDCC marketplace enables candidates to discover job openings and connect with a breadth of employers and position types” in place of the current AAW Job Marketplace title, link and text.
  • SourceAbled: This program is designed to provide uniquely-abled job seekers with rewarding and meaningful careers. At the heart of SourceAbled is a collaborative program driven by partnerships. It provides job coaching and job-readiness training while qualifying candidates for jobs matching their unique skills and abilities. Program partners conduct workplace assessments while raising awareness and providing consultation and training on disability inclusion.
  • Specialisterne: Works to enable jobs for high functioning people with autism, and similar challenges, through social entrepreneurship, innovative employment models, and a national change in mindset.
  • Spectrum Careers: A resource connecting job seekers on the autism spectrum with inclusive employers. Job seekers can log in to view over 15,000 job postings, and get instructions on how to show off their skills using a video resume. Traditional resumes are also accepted.
  • Ultranauts: A technology company that provides high quality, highly responsive software testing services through exceptional teams that include individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles. Software testing experience is not required, but a strong interest in technology and familiarity with different types of software is necessary. Long-term and eventual full-time employment is possible, and strong consideration is given to applicants who are actively seeking a long-term position.
  • Platinum Bay is a software company committed to developing high quality, competitively-priced, custom business software solutions and provide world-class technology leadership for our customers while providing safe and rewarding careers for autistic employees through our supportive workplace. Candidates on the autism spectrum are encouraged to apply for technical, project management, or customer service roles, and flexible schedules and telecommuting are encouraged for employees.