The Neurodiversity @ Work program identifies and engages candidates with Autism. N@W also provides a full range of services for our employment partners. Working collaboratively with your company personnel, we design the program content to meet your requirements and goals using proven materials and training techniques. N@W can be expanded to other company locations, or new content can be designed. Based on the positions to fill, we’ll select from our existing talent pool or recruit candidates that best fit your company’s needs.
Our Recruiting Strategy
Colleges – We have relationships with colleges all over the State. Both 2-year and 4-year institutions.
Advocacy Agencies – There are many advocacy agencies that are rooted in the parent community. Reaching families helps parents and self-advocates find our program.
State Agencies – The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, Department of Developmental Services, Massachusetts Employment collaboratives to name a few.
Human Services Providers – These providers serve the population of candidates we seek.
We’ve seen people with Autism thrive in a variety of job types, including:
- Graphic Design
Our Candidate Training
- Social Skills
- Collaboration with co-workers
- Communication Tools and Protocols
- Team Dynamics
- Project Management Methodology
- Presentation Skills
- Our Support
Once engaged with HMEA’s Neurodiversity @ Work program, HMEA will be by your side throughout your process—including on-site support.
We offer a range of resources and can collaborate with you in these areas:
Industry Expertise – We understand neurodiversity hiring and the services available. HMEA will help you design inclusive hiring programs and support structures required for success, as well as help you navigate your own organization to gain support and approval.
Workplace Supports – HMEA will provide support to hiring managers, work group peers, and company-wide training customized to fit your organization. We provide job/ life coaching for N@W candidates who are hired.
Direct Placement – We have candidates with work experience who are enterprise ready. These individuals can be placed directly into your organization.
Partnership – Implementation of neurodiversity hiring makes a significant statement to your community and marketplace. HMEA will support your program and help promote it.
Let HMEA help you implement successful neurodiversity hiring.