Autistic in NYC

Resources and new ideas for the autistic adult community in the New York City metro area.

Career-oriented groups led by members of the Autistic Peer Leadership Group (APLeG)

One of the types of groups a well-developed autistic community would have is groups for people who work in, or aspire to work in, particular categories of professions / occupations / jobs.

Such groups, once fully developed, could help us in many ways. See the Autistic Workers Project page for some of these ways.

We will need to build these groups slowly, step by step. At first, they will just be small specialized support groups. Eventually we hope to turn them into full-fledged professional associations with lots of connections to employers in the relevant fields. (Doing so may require the help of "allistic auxiliary" groups of families and friends of some of our groups' members.)

Because the author of this website happens to work as a programmer, the first of our career-oriented groups is:

We hope that autistic people in other professional/occupational categories will be inspired to organize similar groups. Possible examples could include:

If at least one of the leaders/facilitators of a career-oriented group also participates in the Autistic Peer Leadership Group, then their group will be listed on this page. (Honorary mentions may be also given to a few other, especially significant groups not affiliated with the Autistic Peer Leadership Group.)

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