About IFAutism

Despite intelligence, talent, and education, many adults on the autism spectrum struggle to get and keep a job, or are underemployed. The barriers to successful, long-term employment are typically social-communication interactions and adaptive skills.  With targeted improvements in those areas, we believe that Independent Futures are possible! 

Lisa Tew, MS, CCC-SLP

Lisa Tew is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked with individuals on the Autism Spectrum from preschool through young adulthood since 1978, in a variety of settings.  Lisa worked many years with middle through high school students on the Autism Spectrum in a public school setting, while also serving as post-secondary Transition Coordinator,. She has worked with Diane Zajac, LMSW, to improve the social communication skills and adaptive behaviors of young adults on the Autism Spectrum for employment.  Lisa and Diane have written one book together, published by Future Horizons, titled Autism and Employment: Raising Your Child with Foundational Skills for the Future. Lisa has also written a book titled 101 Positive Steps Toward Employment with Autism: Social Skills for the Workplace.

Diane Zajac, LMSW

Diane Zajac is a school social worker who has been working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum for 20 years, especially  adolescents and young adults. In recent years, Diane has worked also as a job coach, assisting young adults with Autism as they learn and practice soft skills on the job.  Diane and Lisa Tew have worked together to improve the social communication skills and adaptive behaviors of young adults on the Autism Spectrum for employment.  Lisa and Diane have written one book together, published by Future Horizons, titled Autism and Employment: Raising Your Child with Foundational Skills for the Future..  

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