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Small Coffee Shop Has Employed 17 People With Disabilities

This guest post is by Katie Holyfield & Taylor Matkins, Owners of Lucky Ones Coffee. Katie and Taylor are applying for our Supporting Small Businesses That Hire People With Disabilities Grant Opportunity ran by my nonprofit KFM Making A Difference. You can [...]

By |October 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Autistic People Like Me Just Want A Chance To Succeed

My friend Chris Bonello, a fellow public speaker who is on the autism spectrum posted a great quote on his Facebook Page where he discusses an example situation of what the workforce has looked like for him. It said… “Sorry [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Autistic People Like Me Just Want A Chance To Succeed

How This Autistic Actor’s Role on ‘Locke and Key’ Helps Dispel Autism Stereotypes

Has anyone watched Locke & Key? I'm excited to say they were renewed for a second season. After being featured on shows such as ABC’s The Good Doctor and Speechless, Coby Bird, a talented young man who is on the [...]

By |August 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How This Autistic Actor’s Role on ‘Locke and Key’ Helps Dispel Autism Stereotypes

People With Autism Find Jobs At The Chocolate Spectrum

What an awesome name for a company! The Chocolate Spectrum are an artisan chocolate company who hire people on the autism spectrum based out of Jupiter, Florida. It was started by a mom who has a son on the autism [...]

By |July 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on People With Autism Find Jobs At The Chocolate Spectrum

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