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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

Local Coffee Shop Has Employed Nearly 100 People With Disabilities

This guest post is by Bethany Hacker, Operations Coordinator at Dirt Coffee Bar.  Bethany is applying for our Supporting Small Businesses That Hire People With Disabilities Grant Opportunity ran by my nonprofit KFM Making A Difference. You can learn more about the grant [...]

By |October 22nd, 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

The Day I Got To Talk To Employees At Google About Growing Up With Autism

“It’s not about what a company can do for people with autism but what skilled people with autism can do for the company.” I first learned about Talks at Google several years ago. It was at the same time I [...]

By |October 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Day I Got To Talk To Employees At Google About Growing Up With Autism

When My Mentee Said No Girl Would Ever Date Him Because He Has Autism

It can often feel challenging trying to find a relationship. When you add having difficulties with social interaction due to autism, it may seem impossible. I recently experienced this situation with one of my mentees while we were discussing National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October. [...]

By |October 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When My Mentee Said No Girl Would Ever Date Him Because He Has 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

Five Tips for Individuals with Autism on Finding Employment

Three years ago, I started working full time for Autism Speaks as a Social Marketing Coordinator. After finishing my course work for my Masters that January, I was thrilled that Autism Speaks would offer me an opportunity for my first [...]

By |October 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Five Tips for Individuals with Autism on Finding Employment