The K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in the ILR School is pleased to partner with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to facilitate distribution in North America of materials developed for HPE'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.

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise 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 HPE 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 ilr_yti@cornell.edu.

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Dandelion@Client Governance Plan, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Dandelion Program Management Training (Document 1 of 3) - Handout: Autism Spectrum Consultant Strategy, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Dandelion Program Management Training (Document 2 of 3) - Handout: Scenarios, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Dandelion Program Management Training (Document 3 of 3) - Slides, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Dandelion Program Charter, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Dandelion Roadmap, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Dandelion Program Standard Issues and Risks (Document 1 of 2): Dandelion Program Risk and Management Plan, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Dandelion Program Standard Issues and Risks (Document 2 of 2): Dandelion Program Risk Register, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Dandelion Program Generic Project Management Plan, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Dandelion Transition Plan (Document 1 of 2): Dandelion Program Employee Transition Plan Pack, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Dandelion Transition Plan (Document 2 of 2): Dandelion Program Employee Transition Plan, Hewlett Packard Transition Plan

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The Dandelion Program: How Do I Start?, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Program Rollout Outline and Suggested Schedule (Document 1 of 2): Dandelion Program Rollout High Level Visual Schedule, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Program Rollout Outline and Suggested Schedule (Document 2 of 2): Dandelion Program Rollout Visual Plan, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Program Rollout Reporting: HPE Dandelion Weekly Progress Week 1, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Program Rollout Reporting: HPE Dandelion Weekly Progress Week 2, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Program Rollout Reporting: HPE Dandelion Weekly Progress Week 3, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Program Rollout Reporting: HPE Dandelion Weekly Progress Week 4, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Benefit Realisation Business Case: PWC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Project Dandelion Report, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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HPE 01 A Journey to Work, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

HPE 02 Integrating Autism In The Workplace, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

HPE 03 Testing And The Autism Advantage, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Perspective from the Parents, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Specialisterne Project Overview, Hewlett Packard Enterprise