Ford Expands Autism Hiring Program After a successful pilot, Ford Motor Company is expanding an initiative to hire people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at its Dearborn, Michigan, headquarters. The four workers hired last summer all earned regular positions with company, so the company plans to hire 12 to 24 more people with ASD this ... News in Brief
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Ford Expands Autism Hiring Program
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News in Brief   |   February 01, 2017
Ford Expands Autism Hiring Program
The ASHA Leader, February 2017, Vol. 22, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB6.22022017.13
The ASHA Leader, February 2017, Vol. 22, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB6.22022017.13
After a successful pilot, Ford Motor Company is expanding an initiative to hire people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at its Dearborn, Michigan, headquarters.
The four workers hired last summer all earned regular positions with company, so the company plans to hire 12 to 24 more people with ASD this year.
The Autism Alliance of Michigan is working with Ford to help integrate the new hires through the FordInclusiveWorks initiative. The employees, all of whom have a high school diploma or bachelor’s degree, earn between $31,000 and $38,000 annually. The Autism Alliance of Michigan identifies candidates who would be a good fit for positions and helps support the candidates and Ford employees throughout the hiring.
FordInclusiveWorks provides a wide range of individualized supports, both at work and beyond, addressing issues such as getting to work on time, dressing appropriately and being ready to focus on a task.
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