iSchool Capstone

The Untold Story: Experiences of Women with Autism in the Workforce

Project tags:

equity & inclusion

Project poster

Women with autism face significant employment challenges due to being women and being with autism. We know very little in the way of research about their experiences. In the "Untold Story" we analyze 40 threads in the Career and Employment Category from the Reddit discussion group 'AsperGirls'. We use Annabi and Lebovitz (2018) Organizational Interventions Mitigating Individual Barriers Framework (OIMIB) to depict the barriers women with autism experience, the individual methods they use to mitigate the barriers, and the role organizational interventions play in mitigating these barriers. Our analysis reveals their stories and the unique challenges and opportunities they experience.

Project participants:

Lummy Lin