Adults with autism face many difficulties when finding employment, such as struggling with interviews and needing accommodating environments for sensory issues. However, autistic adults also have unique skills to contribute to the workplace that companies have recently started to seek after, such as close attention to detail and trustworthiness. To work around these difficulties and help companies find the talent they are looking for we have developed a job-matching system. Our system is based around the stable matching of the Gale-Shapley algorithm to match autistic adults with employers after estimating how both adults with autism and employers would rank the other group. The system also uses filtering to approximate a stable matching even with a changing pool of users and employers, meaning the results are resistant to change as the result of competition. Such a system would be of benefit to both autistic adults and employers and would advance knowledge in recommendation systems that match two parties.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bills, Joseph T., "Enhancing the Opportunities for Adults with Autism to Find Jobs Using a Job-Matching Algorithm" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 9440.
autism, recommendation systems, employment