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Special Olympics Joins Inclusive Employment and Leadership Campaign

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Photo: Alika Jenner

On 22 October, Autism Speaks, Best Buddies and Special Olympics, in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, announced the launch of Delivering Jobs, an inclusion campaign designed to create pathways to one million employment and leadership opportunities for people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental differences by 2025.

Utilizing the combined resources and expertise of Autism Speaks, Best Buddies and Special Olympics, Delivering Jobs will:

  1. Equip people with intellectual disabilities (ID) to prepare for employment and leadership opportunities
  2. Motivate employers to hire, support and promote diverse and inclusive workforces
  3. Increase awareness about the low rate of employment for people with ID and challenge the public to advocate for inclusion and equality
Delivering Jobs PSA
The focus of the campaign is to create one million job and leadership opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities in the United States. October is the perfect time for the launch because it is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
About Delivering Jobs

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes: Delivering Jobs

Look for Delivering Jobs on the digital screens in Times Square until 4 November!

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