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Breaking Barriers

A win‑win solution for employers and for employees on the spectrum.

Breaking Barriers in the Workplace

The Meristem Transformative Autism Program (TAP) partners with the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, the California Workforce Association and the California Workforce Development Board, and is funded by California SB866 Breaking Barriers in Employment for Adults with Autism Pilot Program. It was developed with input from young adults on the autism spectrum to educate California employers on how to hire, train, retain and promote people with autism—and in turn help them become the valuable employees they have the potential to be.

As employers, we often overthink and become overwhelmed by the thought of hiring someone with a disability, but it’s actually very easy to do. There are so many resources and support in our community that when it comes down to it it’s actually very easy.

Philip Leung

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