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    Rise in Adult Autism Employment Opportunities

    General awareness about autism spectrum disorder has increased over the years. Diagnosis is taking place early, leading to a faster commencement of therapeutic intervention. The acceptance of autistic children in the mainstream has also increased. But the real problem begins after school and college when autistic people start hunting for jobs. Adult autism employment opportunities…

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    Autism Hiring: Having a Diversified Workforce

    Thankfully, over the years, companies seem to have realized that adding adults with high functioning autism to the workforce can forge undeniable benefits that include reduced error on repetitive tasks along with a greater attention to detail. The advantages in autism hiring are supported by facts. A 2014 research at a Montreal university, found that…

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    Finding a Job with Unique Abilities

    Being uniquely-abled should not be a hindrance in hunting for a job that you enjoy. With awareness about unique abilities increasing all over the world, organizations have begun to offer employment opportunities to people with unique abilities. Here’s how you can land a good employment with your unique abilities. 1. Know about your rights There…

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    Reasons to Hire Differently-Abled Workers

    Most differently-abled people, even in the developed countries, remain unemployed. This is a huge wastage of talent and energy. Differently-abled individuals, whenever given proper opportunity, have proved to be extremely hardworking, punctual, and loyal. Here are some reasons why hiring differently-abled workers can benefit an organization. 1. Better customer connect Studies have revealed that differently-abled…

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    Assistive Technologies and Uniquely-Abled Employment

    It needs no saying that assistive technologies have dramatically changed the uniquely-abled employment scenario. Several new applications and gadgets are available today that have opened up employment for the uniquely-abled. While assistive technology as a concept has existed for several years now, it’s only recently that there have been major strides in this regard, particularly in the…

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    Towards a Better Workplace for Uniquely-Abled Workers

    Being uniquely-abled means many things to many people. Most of us frequently associate uniquely-abled people with wheelchairs, crutches, guide dogs, and other more visible examples of disabilities. But unique abilities can’t often been seen only by looking at a worker. Not all uniquely-abled employees with mobility issues will require wheelchairs. Also, not all visually impaired…

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    Reasonable Uniquely-Abled Accommodation in Workplace

    A reasonable uniquely-abled accommodation means extending assistance or changing a position in the workplace that enables uniquely-abled employees carry out their work, sans any hindrance. In the US, employers are required to provide proper accommodation to qualified employees, under the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act. Qualified employees are those who have the necessary skills, degrees…

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    Hazard Assessment in Offices for Differently-Abled Employees

    Accommodating a differently-abled worker in an organization usually involves proper planning to reduce hazards. For instance, a person who has limited hearing capabilities, may not hear an alarm. So to reduce hazards, flashing lights can be installed inside the office to warn of emergencies. Here’s what you can do for hazard assessment for uniquely-abled employees…

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    Workplace Safety Arrangements for Special Employees

    Companies that employ uniquely-abled employees have to take up some special measures to ensure safety to these people. Here are some suggestions regarding workplace safety arrangements for special people. Mobility: Not all people with mobility issues will need a wheelchair. Many uniquely-abled employees use walkers, crutches, or canes. Others may not need anything at all…

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    Workplace Health and Safety for Uniquely-Abled Employees

    Occupational health and safety should be a priority in all organizations. It’s important that you adopt measures to ensure that differently-abled employees can work safely in your organization. Many employees feel concerned that uniquely-abled people present a health and safety risk to themselves and others at the workplace. But the truth is, uniquely-abled people are…

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