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Adam is an independent adult with autism.  He travels all over the country visiting his mom with the income he makes at his job.

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Workplaces Should Offer Autism Trainings and Accommodations

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

Autism awareness is not prevalent enough in the working world. A high percentage of adults with autism are unable to find work or work enough to support themselves. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, less than 20% of adults with disabilities were working or looking for work in 2014. People with mild forms of…

What It’s Like to Have an Autism Meltdown

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018

One of the biggest fears a person can have is loss of control of self. The other is fear of the unknown. For many with autism, the unknown can trigger a loss of control. One great fear leads to another. There are many sources out there that will tell you why we do what we…

Employment Just One Part of His Full Life

Thursday, Apr 05, 2018

Chris Schild’s job at Walgreens is just one part of his very full life. Chris, who is 25 now, was diagnosed with autism when he was about 8 years old. He has worked three days a week at Walgreens for more than a year. “He loves it there and they love him,” said his mother,…