As I was reading the paper this morning, I came across this piece. It gave me some hope, and has a very encouraging message. I am pleased to see that more companies are taking a chance with individuals with autism and other intellectual disabilities. They are training them, and are finding what we already know–individuals with autism and other intellectual disabilities are hard workers, and we can all learn something from them. The investment to get them up and running in a job is not that much compared to other expenses, and really, well, a gainfully employed individual is a bonus for society…and for the individual’s self-esteem.
Please take a look…it is worth it!!