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Employment

* This listing should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation either by the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix or its Board of Directors. It is merely a collection of individuals/entities/resources that have been deemed helpful or recommended by consumers. Please notify Sonya if any information needs to be updated.

Arizona Specific

  • Transition to Work – Tips for Individuals with Autism/Asperger’s and their Parents, Teachers, and Employers
  • ASPE – Association of People Supporting Employment First, the only national membership organization focused exclusively on Employment First to facilitate the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community.

Useful Links

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

Do the employers that you work with know that they may qualify for a benefit of 40% of up to $6,000 of wages paid if they qualify and hire certain people with disabilities and or veterans?  Take a look at the short videos below and read the brochures to help you share the information with them.  This could help them make a great hire and get paid for putting your job seeker to work!

Agencies and Organizations that assist with Employment

Organization for Autism Research – Hire Autism
Services: Job search assistance, career assessments, Autism friendly jobs board, resource center, and companies looking to hire
Phone: 703.243.9727
Website: www.hireautism.org

Brenda Ranney, M.S.
Services: APSE Certified employment support professional offering transitional employment consulting
Phone: 602.881.9087
Email: branney.TEC@gmail.com

ResumeBuilder.com
Services: Our resource is focused on helping people with disabilities create a strong resume that would help increase their chances of getting hired. Important information such as laws that protect their rights and dealing with workplace discrimination and harassment are also included to help them prepare for employment.
Phone: 1.800.301.9082
Website: www.resumebuilder.com/comprehensive-resume-and-career-guide-for-people-with-disabilities/

Professional Employment Opportunities

The Pima County One-Stop is here to help you get back to work. The One-Stop works with local businesses to identify job opportunities you might not find elsewhere.

Tom Flynn with ARIZONA@WORK has provided some job leads for Maricopa County. Click on the button below to learn more.

Frontline Recruitment, Project Search Teacher has some openings in Pima County. Learn more below.

Click on the link below to learn about the City of Sahuarita, AZ current employment opportunities.

Arizona Centers for Independent Living

Assist To Independence
P.O. Box 4133
Tuba City, AZ 86045
Phone: 928.283.6261

Arizona Bridge to Independent Living and Ability 360
Services: A Center for Independent Living, otherwise known as a CIL, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities. Assistance with home care services, sports and fitness, advocacy, employment, home modification, life transitions
5025 E Washingston Street, #200 Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: 602.256.2245
Website: www.ability360.org

Direct Center for Independence, Inc.
1001 North Alvernon Way  Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: 520.624.6452
Website: www.directaz.org

New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center
9400 E Valley Road, #1 Prescott Valley, AZ 96314
Phone: 928.772.1266
Website: www.nhdec.org