Create productive jobs for young adults with Asperger syndrome or highly functional autism - commonly referred to as "on the spectrum" - that are designed for them within corporations alongside the mainstream employees. Dandelion will supplement the HR departments of any organization with all services needed, making young adults from the autistic spectrum as easy to hire and to keep long-term as mainstream employees.
Research shows the 98% of persons on the spectrum end up living with family or supporting charities paid for within the budget of the Department of Developmental Services.
We cannot force nature to make persons on the spectrum behaving in the same manner as the mainstream population. Dandelion's sensitive approach is to adapt mainstream jobs for them (and not the other way around) and at the same time make them at least as productive as - if not more than - mainstream employees.
Spectrum candidates cannot undergo a standard interview hiring process and cannot simply be given a job without specific preparation.
Dandelion's services for job candidates on the spectrum include selecting the right job, adapting its description to maximize skills, test then select the candidates with the best fit. We will also provide initial supervision on the job and act as liaison with a point person in the company to ensure the employees are working the task as required by the employer.
In addition, we offer optional services like ongoing support for spectrum employees, socialization programs and training mainstream employees to reach the best relationship possible with Dandelion's placed employees.
Spectrum candidates have qualities not common in the mainstream population. For example:
- Photographic memory
- Ability to match shapes and a 3D view of the final constructions
- High tolerance for repetitive work
- Obsession for perfection and spotless quality
Dandelion will maximize these skills for jobs requiring patience, repetitive tasks, quality assurance, transferring paperwork to electronic registries, and more.
A study on the potential for creative power of autistic spectrum , (Michelle Ahronovitz)
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