The “PowerUP Inclusive Employment Task Force” – a community collaboration of employers, support agencies, self-advocates, and other stakeholders – is currently working on a bridge or portal project, called PossAbilities”, with the goal to make it easier for local employers to access the resumes of qualified job candidates with Autism and/or intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD).
To ensure potential candidates are job-ready, we plan to assess the individual candidate’s skills and possible support needs before posting the resume.
Through this project, we will also be able to offer employers advise on streamlining/amending their hiring process. The traditional interview process is a big hurdle to employment, especially for adults with Autism, but many successful alternatives to evaluate a candidate are available.
The “PossAbilities” portal will provide employers with access to:
- A pre-screened candidate pool
- Information about a modified interview process
- Available local support services
- A recruiter trained in the placement of people with disabilities.
We will also provide the opportunity for local employers to post their open positions, internships, and training / discovery opportunities.
The task force hopes to complete this project in 2017.
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