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Transition to Employment

PAN Employment Project

PAN is currently compiling content for a website to be dedicated to best practices in transitioning to employment for individuals with ASD. There will also be a section on choosing careers. To submit information for consideration for inclusion on this site, please send an email to Deirdre Wright.

JAN Guide for Employers: Employees with Asperger Syndrome

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Accommodation and Compliance Series is designed to help employers determine effective accommodations and comply with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Each publication in the series addresses a specific medical condition and provides information about the condition, ADA information, accommodation ideas, and resources for additional information.

The Accommodation and Compliance Series is a starting point in the accommodation process and may not address every situation. Accommodations should be made on a case by case basis, considering each employee's individual limitations and accommodation needs. Employers are encouraged to contact JAN to discuss specific situations in more detail.

For information on assistive technology and other accommodation ideas, visit JAN's
Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR).

To download JAN's Guide for Employers, click here.