Recently, a member of our Individuals with Disabilities Affinity Impact Team, Heather Rickerl, a career counselor at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, asked our group for advice on working with a student who identifies as not neurotypical. To help Heather and all the members of our AIT, we compiled and shared resources. I think the video from National Autistic Society, “What Job Interviews Can Be Like for People With Autism” was particularly eye opening for me personally.
Below is a list of additional resources we shared with the group. I also wanted to ask if anyone had additional resources on the topic that you’d like to share with us. We will also be sure to have this information saved in the “Individuals With Disabilities” section under “Diversity” on the NACE website.
In addition, we have asked Kathy Darling, assistant executive director of the Autism Society of Indiana, to join us for the first part of our Individuals with Disabilities Affinity Impact Team online committee meeting on Tuesday, December 3, at 3 p.m. (ET) to give us an overview of the issue and to share additional thoughts and resources. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Cindy Price Verduce at CPVerduce@IndianaTech.Edu and we will send you the meeting link to join us online.
Thanks in advance for any resources you are able to share!
This video will give you an idea as to how neurodiverse individuals might experience an interview. You might ask the student which of these examples represents how she feels during an interview. You can then address that particular situation.
National Autistic Society Video Shows What Job Interviews Can Be Like for People With Autism
I love the way they explain the questions!
Interview Tips & Decoding the Questions: A Guide to Job Interviews for Students With Asperger’s and ASD
Great information, including an extract from the book The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome by Barbara Bissonnette who’s done great work in this area.
The Job Interview Employment Tool Kit From Autism Speaks
Straight from ASK JAN! Can’t go wrong.
Interviewing Tips for Applicants With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Good stuff folks!