The K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in the ILR School is pleased to partner with DXC Technology (DXC) to facilitate distribution in North America of materials developed for DXC's Dandelion Program. The Dandelion Program can assist interested organizations and individuals to develop a program to provide skilled employment for people on the Autism Spectrum.
The three-year program develops technical, life, and executive functioning skills within participating individuals. Year One is focused on job awareness, including onboarding, introduction into the work role, internal training modules, and establishing a pipeline of work with stakeholders. In Year Two, participants progress from job awareness to concentrate on self-advocacy, independence, and confidence. Pod Members build a strong IT resume with relevant certifications, training, and a track record of successful project work. Year Three focuses on transition to independent careers and sets trainees up for success outside the support structure.
DXC Technology is working with the Yang-Tan Institute to offer The Dandelion Program’s methodology and materials to other organizations. This will leverage the valuable knowledge and experience DXC has gained and share the tools created within the Dandelion Program with the wider autism community in order to build careers, resilience, and self-confidence. These materials can help an organization support and promote neurodiversity from recruitment through onboarding, development and job progression, to create a sustainable program that reduces employment churn and increases opportunity for people on the autism spectrum.
For further information please contact: Susanne Bruyère at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dandelion@Client Governance Plan, DXC Technology
Dandelion Program Management Training (Document 3 of 3) - Slides, DXC Technology
Dandelion Program Charter, DXC Technology
Dandelion Roadmap, DXC Technology
Dandelion Program Generic Project Management Plan, DXC Technology
The Dandelion Program: How Do I Start?, DXC Technology
Program Rollout Reporting: DXC Dandelion Weekly Progress Week 1, DXC Technology
Program Rollout Reporting: DXC Dandelion Weekly Progress Week 2, DXC Technology
Program Rollout Reporting: DXC Dandelion Weekly Progress Week 3, DXC Technology
Program Rollout Reporting: DXC Dandelion Weekly Progress Week 4, DXC Technology
DXC 01 A Journey to Work, DXC Technology
DXC 02 Integrating Autism In The Workplace, DXC Technology
DXC 03 Testing And The Autism Advantage, DXC Technology
Perspective from the Parents, DXC Technology
Specialisterne Project Overview, DXC Technology
Benefits of Employing People with Autism: The Dandelion Employment Program, Darren Hedley, Mathilda Wilmot, Jennifer Spoor, and Cheryl Dissanayake
Implementing a Neurodiversity Program, Michael Fieldhouse