Marcia Scheiner

Guest Contributor

Guest Contributor

Marcia Scheiner is the founder and President of Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership (ASTEP). ASTEP is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create and support programs that promote long-term employment for adults with Asperger Syndrome.  ASTEP provides education and training to the corporate world on the benefits, challenges and accommodations present in hiring individuals with Asperger Syndrome. ASTEP will also work with employers to identify and hire individuals with Asperger’s. ASTEP engages organizations and professionals who work with individuals with Asperger’s to identify job candidates, develop recommended accommodations, train employers about the individual employees and provide any necessary ongoing support. Prior to founding ASTEP, Ms. Scheiner spent 25 years in the financial services industry, most recently as CEO of Centrally Managed Businesses for Zurich Financial Services. She has also held management positions at Chase Manhattan Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Ms. Scheiner is a graduate of Wellesley College and has an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. She is the parent of a young adult son with Asperger Syndrome. 


Workplace Advocacy

As the founder of the Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership (ASTEP), I hear from many parents about the struggles their adult children have obtaining