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ASAN advocates stronger enforcement of equal employment opportunity laws, advises employers on how to provide workplace accommodations, and promotes greater inclusion of Autistic workers in diversity hiring programs. Other category archives, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

ASAN Public Comment on Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network strongly supports the proposed regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which will strengthen employment protections and require affirmative action for individuals with disabilities seeking employment with federal contractors....

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New Proposed Regulations to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act

The Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has proposed new regulations strengthening Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, which requires federal contractors to engage in affirmative action to hire people with disabilities. We need you to speak up in support!...

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U.S. Labor Department Proposes Federal Contract Hiring Goal for Workers with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a new rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to set a hiring goal of having 7 percent of their workforces be people with disabilities, among other requirements. The department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs invites public comment...

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Personality tests investigated

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is investigating employers' use of personality tests to screen job applicants as part of applications for employment and the broader hiring process. These tests may unfairly screen out qualified Autistic applicants and those with other hidden disabilities...

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ASAN and Freddie Mac Looking for Interns on the Autism Spectrum

Freddie Mac, a leading mortgage finance company, is offering internships for recent college graduates on the autism spectrum. ASAN will be working with Freddie Mac to provide employer training on accommodation needs and recruiting qualified applicants. We are looking for resumes with the following qualifications...

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ASAN Calls for Resumes from Autistic People

Several large American corporations have communicated with ASAN expressing interest in hiring Autistic applicants through diversity programs, and we often learn of jobs in the government, non-profit, advocacy and public policy sectors for which we would like to recommend adults on the spectrum....

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EEOC Sues Employer for Discriminating Against Autistic Worker

Employer Sued for Refusing to Hire Autistic Worker: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit charging an employer with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to hire an applicant on the autism spectrum....

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ADA Amendments Act Final Regulations

Employment Regulations Workshop: A free workshop will be available by audio conference and webinar Monday, April 4, 2011, on the final regulations to the ADA Amendments Act....

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Testimony on ADAAA Proposed Regulations

ASAN President Ari Ne'eman Addresses Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: The regulations proposed to implement the ADA Amendments Act, implemented with a view toward building a culture of civil rights that coincides with the growing recognition of the rights of individuals on the autism spectrum, can be improved to further...

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Motor Home Factory Worker

I was on time for the 9 AM appointment, dressed in my best casual clothing, new jeans and shirt. I had just entered the man's office, when he got a phone call, and asked me to wait outside. Then he was busy on that phone all day, or dealing...

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