In the United States, approximately 6.5 million people have autism, an intellectual and/or developmental difference. And, of these adults, an astounding 81% with developmental differences are not able to secure paid jobs in the community. Job seekers with Nuerodifferences face systemic and social barriers regularly, evident in the fact that only 36% of the public believes that people with intellectual differences are capable of being leaders.
Now is the time for this perception to finally change.
For the first time ever, in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Autism Speaks, Best Buddies and Special Olympics are joining forces to create Delivering Jobs, an inclusion campaign dedicated to equipping people with autism, intellectual and/or developmental differences with resources to prepare for employment and leadership opportunities. By simultaneously motivating employers interested in hiring this qualified labor force, and engaging the public to advocate for inclusion, we can build a more inclusive workforce in the United States.
The goal of our campaign is to forge pathways to employment and leadership opportunities for one million people in the Neurodiverse community by 2025.
To bring awareness to this issue, we created the enclosed new TV PSAs to raise awareness and finally drive this change. Delivering Jobs sheds light on this community, their value in the workforce, and their untapped potential. The campaign aims to reframe the issue and change the narrative about people with autism, intellectual and/or developmental differences.
Please help us share this important message by airing these :15, :30 and :60 TV PSAs between October 22, 2019 and October 21, 2020 (1 year) as often as possible. To request an alternate format or delivery method, please contact our team at email@example.com or at (609) 748-7411.