When Danny got his first job as a young adult with autism, he faced some challenges. With visual supports, he succeeded, and now he works with other people on the spectrum.
When Danny got his first jobs as a young adult with autism, he faced some challenges. He was capable of doing the work but needed a different way to learn the tasks. “A lot of times the employer doesn’t understand autism or why you’re not picking up on it,” he said.
Then he started receiving services from the Autism Society of North Carolina. They made him visual supports so he could learn how to do his job and live on his own in an apartment.
Danny wanted to show other people with autism that they could live independently and maintain employment, too. So he started working for the Autism Society of North Carolina.
He loves teaching people on the spectrum how to be safe in their communities and connect with other people. Danny believes that no matter what disability or challenge a person has, they deserve choices and opportunity.
“The Autism Society has helped me express myself. Has helped me to be the Danny I need to be.”