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The new Hire Autism navigators and ambassadors will join their fellow volunteers to help Hire Autism improve employment opportunities for autistic individuals and assist businesses to create more inclusive workplaces.  

Navigators work one-on-one with Hire Autism job seekers, mentoring and equipping them with the tools necessary to prepare for the job search and meet their employment goals. Ambassadors use their personal and professional networks to increase awareness of Hire Autism in the community and across the United States so that autistic people looking for jobs can use Hire Autism services and resources.

Ruth Duffy, a navigator since January 2022, shared this recent review on the GreatNonprofits website, “I’ve been volunteering as a navigator for almost two years. I’ve had the opportunity to mentor a number of people at different stages of their job search, and feel I’ve been able to help each in some way. It has been very rewarding. The Hire Autism staff is caring and engaged and are building a great program.”

Congratulations to our newest navigators and ambassadors!  

  • Harrison Lane
  • Justin Matthews
  • Chase Padgett
  • Julie Reed
  • Zachary Smith
  • Charles Martin  
  • VS Narayan  
  • Britt Peacock  
  • Steven Searcy  
  • Leon Van Gelder  
Navigators and Ambassadors
  • Maddy Forrer
  • Eric Steward  

Are you or someone you know interested in volunteering virtually with the Hire Autism program? Apply today! If you would like to learn more, please email