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The Misconception That Those With Autism Can’t Hold A Job Needs To Be Debunked

This guest post is by Carrie Hennessy who has been working with individuals with ASD and their families for over 20 years, it all started in undergrad while she was getting here degree in Psychology when she was a home [...]

By |February 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Misconception That Those With Autism Can’t Hold A Job Needs To Be Debunked

I Have Autism And Never Gave Up On My Dream Of Being A Mechanical Engineer

This guest post is by Colin Roberts a young man on the autism spectrum who will be attending Louisiana State University and pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Colin is applying for our Spring 2018 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the [...]

By |March 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I Have Autism And Never Gave Up On My Dream Of Being A Mechanical Engineer

A Letter to Employers About The Interview Process From an Adult with Autism

Dear Employers, Employment is a key topic in our autism community.  As national data indicate, the vast majority of adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed today in the U.S. Many of the young adults who I know are highly intelligent [...]

By |August 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Letter to Employers About The Interview Process From an Adult with Autism

A Letter to Employers On Hiring People with Disabilities

Dear employers, Every month in October the United States Department of Labor host National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that looks to celebrate and educate about disability employment. I’m asking you today to consider supporting this cause, [...]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Letter to Employers On Hiring People with Disabilities

When My Employer Realized I Have Autism

To disclose or not to disclose my autism to an employer has been one of the more challenging questions I’ve faced during my adult years. For many on the spectrum, it can be a daunting task due to society’s general [...]

By |July 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When My Employer Realized I Have Autism

This New Hotel Will Employ People with Special Needs

As reported by Disability Scoop, The Courtyard by Marriott which has just opened in Muncie, Ind. will employ people with disabilities! Along with about 20% of the staff being people with disabilities, the teaching hotel will also offer 9 to 13-week [...]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Applebee’s to Pay Employee with Autism Who Didn’t Receive a Check for a Year

Not sure if anyone has seen this story in the news recently about Caleb Dyl, an adult with autism from Rhode Island who didn't receive a check for over a year from a local Applebee's after being placed there for [...]

By |October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Applebee’s to Pay Employee with Autism Who Didn’t Receive a Check for a Year

Autism Hasn’t Stopped Me From Having 6 Jobs

Until I was 2.5 I was completely non-verbal. When my parents were looking towards the future it was very uncertain. The numbers when I was diagnosed (in the early 90’s) for autism were 1 in every 1000 being diagnosed. Today, [...]

By |October 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Autism Hasn’t Stopped Me From Having 6 Jobs

D.L. Hughley Talks to Oprah About Having a Son on the Autism Spectrum

I never knew that D.L Hughley, who I grew up watching from his hit comedy show "The Hughley's," had a son on the autism spectrum. In this emotional interview on "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" D.L talks about how his [...]

By |August 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on D.L. Hughley Talks to Oprah About Having a Son on the Autism Spectrum

Motivational Speaker Highlighted in Video on Finding Employment for People with Autism

Autism Speaks recently released a video featuring seven-time Emmy winner Ed Asner who discusses the importance of finding meaningful employment for people on the autism spectrum. I was honored to be a part of the video as a person with autism [...]

By |June 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Motivational Speaker Highlighted in Video on Finding Employment for People with Autism