Following a partnership with The Precisionists Inc., SRP is the first water and power utility in the nation to be granted “Certified Autism Center” status by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).
Autism friendly workplace
We are proud to have an autism-friendly workplace here at SRP.
April is Autism Month, and April 2 marks World Autism Day. Both are a time to reflect-on and recognize the Autistic community.
We believe that a neurologically diverse workforce is a benefit to all. As a result, SRP is working to attract, recruit, retain and develop this workforce of the future. SRP has partnered with The Precisionists Inc. (TPI), which works with companies nationwide to create job opportunities for people on the autism spectrum, harnessing their special talents.
SRP was the first company in Arizona to partner with TPI. Instead of putting potential candidates through interviews — which many well-qualified people with autism struggle with — TPI assesses and trains them over a period of weeks to find out what kind of work suits them best.
Those skills are then matched with available jobs or projects. An on-site TPI supervisor acts as the liaison between workers and management, ensuring that everyone’s needs are being met. In addition, SRP became a Certified Autism Center (CAC). This is a designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).
The certification shows SRP’s commitment to an autism friendly workplace, while ensuring individuals with autism and sensory sensitivities have the best possible experience within the organization.
Thanks to a groundbreaking pilot program, Alex Polesky and seven others on the autism spectrum are finding meaningful, good-paying work at SRP.