Autism is a neurological disorder that affects nearly 1% of the world’s population. What causes autism is still not known, and there is no cure for autism. It is a lifelong condition that affects how a person interacts with and experiences the world around them. The vast majority, 84%, of adults with autism are either unemployed or underemployed, despite their ability, desire, and willingness to engage in meaningful work. Unemployment rates among adults with autism are double compared to other disabilities.
We provide hands-on training and skill development to adults with autism. Training programs vary between 3 weeks to 6 months, depending on individual needs. All training necessarily culminate in employment with Auspice Social.
By our inclusive business model, our work supports the principles of “Equal pay for equal work” and “Reasonable Accommodation” as defined in the UN Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD). We are also working following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth,
SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure,
SDG 10 – Reduced Inequality.
Our goal is to create 10,000 jobs for persons with autism, wherever they are. This will be accomplished in 4 phases.
1. Phase 1 – Pilot: successfully completed in early 2020. In April 2019, Auspice and Action for Autism National Center For Autism, New Delhi, conducted a pilot project to evaluate the abilities of Autistic persons to engage in food processing activities. We selected a small group of 12 interns, aged between 15 and 35 – all of them with autism. They were involved in cleaning, sorting, packaging, and labeling herbs and spices. The high point of the whole exercise was a sense of joy and accomplishment among all interns. During this pilot, 2500 units of finished goods were produced, and they were placed at 2 supermarket stores. They all sold out. 2. Milestone 1 – 100 jobs for persons with autism by Dec 2022This phase is in action since early 2021. Once these jobs are created, they will collectively create the economic activity of $ 200,000 annually and generate a profit of $50,000. 3. Milestone 2 – 1,000 jobs for persons with autism by Dec 2025. 4. Milestone 3 – 10,000 jobs for persons with autism by Dec 2030
We remain committed to the target of economic and social inclusion of adults with autism, where ever in the world they are. Our business model is relatively simple but can transform the lives of not only autistic people but also our patrons. Suppose you are a social organization, either for profit or not for profit, believe in our cause. In that case, our business model is available for you to adapt to your local community needs. Do not hesitate to contact us.
Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.