Employment First Resource

Neurodiversity Brief

This brief discusses actions that American Job Center (AJC) staff can take to make their services more accessible to autistic people1 and others with psychosocial, cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities (DD); this supports the creation of a neurodiverse, skilled workforce.2  The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)3 emphasizes the role4 of America’s OneStop Centers (otherwise known as AJCs) to promote equal opportunity and increase access for job seekers with barriers to employment, including people with disabilities (PWD).5 According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), AJCs are “the go-to destinations for people in search of career counseling, job connections, and similar employment-related services.”