Spectrum Works innovative workforce development model provides job training and employment to high school students and young adults with autism while simultaneously building inclusive workforces for corporations. Spectrum Works partners with companies to integrate high school students and young adults with autism into their workforce. The program prepares young people for entry level jobs that meet the needs of corporate partners and creates a path to success for employees with autism.
Spectrum Works also builds social ventures by selling its partner company’s goods which are produced with the assistance of employees with autism. Spectrum Works first social enterprise is a screen printing business created with its partner company Green Distribution. Green is one of the largest screen printing companies on the East Coast and produces screen printed apparel for brands such as Universal Music. Spectrum Works is currently implementing the model at an internet-based fashion company with the goal to replicate its model in partner companies across the country.