Director, TEACCH Employment Services
BS in Physics, UNC-Chapel Hill
Mike Chapman is the Director of Employment Services for the UNC TEACCH Autism Program. For over 30 years, he has worked with TEACCH to develop employment opportunities for adults on the spectrum. Mr. Chapman works with agencies and employers both in the USA and abroad to create programs that support employment for people on the spectrum. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the NCAPSE, an organization focused on employment for people of all abilities. He trains audiences both nationally and internationally about the TEACCH model and is a coauthor of the TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile (TTAP). He is currently working with a state-led collaborative to engage Businesses in North Carolina, Colleges/Universities, and State organizations to develop and maintain a pipeline of neuro-divergent candidates to businesses in STEM fields called LiNC-IT. In conjunction with that, he is developing an online manager toolkit, called TEAM Works, that is designed to educate managers working with employees who identify as being on the autism spectrum.