House of Blooms Gives Students with Special-Needs Job Training

The holidays are here, and the students enrolled in the transition program at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort, Illinois are working hard. They started growing poinsettias from rooted cuttings back in August. The students were involved in all aspects of cultivating and raising the plants, along with other activities integral to running a small […]

G.R.O.W.E.R.S. Inc. Offers Training, Employment, to Adults with Disabilities

G.R.O.W.E.R.S., Inc. is a horticultural center in Wallingford, Connecticut, that provides education, employment opportunities, and therapy for adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Their name stands for Growing Real Opportunities With Education Relationships and Stability.They are committed to providing services to individuals with a wide spectrum of needs through social learning experiences using community interaction […]

Young man with Autism appeals to Obama for access to higher education, finds own way

Billy Pagoni is a 21 year-old man with severe autism who dreams of becoming a sous chef. His parents searched for a program that could accommodate his special needs, but were unsuccessful. In April, 2012, Billy posted a video to his Facebook account to share his dilemma with President Obama. He says, “Dear President Obama, […]

Rising Tide Car Wash – employing people with autism

Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Florida has started a new wave of support for employing individuals with autism. The D’Eri family opened up the car wash in June 2012 based on a business motto that combines dedicated training and high standards in their public commitment to employ people with autism. Inspired by the fears […]

Roses for Autism Provides Centerpieces for Sixth Annual World Focus on Autism Event

Autism Daily Newscast recently ran a story on Roses for Autism, a vocational program in Guilford, Connecticut, that trains and employs people with autism. The organization was honored to provide floral centerpieces for the “Sixth Annual World Focus on Autism” in New York City. The event was hosted by Suzanne and Bob Wright, so-founders of […]

Extraordinary Ventures Helps Parents Create Jobs for Autistic Adults

The job market is rough these days. It’s even rougher for those who have been diagnosed with autism. A survey published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry reports that people with intellectual disabilities were five times more likely than those with autism to have been employed since leaving high […]

Harry’s Buttons Offers Employment to Adults with Autism

Any parent raising a child with autism knows what it’s like to worry about their child’s future. Harry Engnell Sr. was no different. When his son, Harry Jr. graduated from high school in 2003, there were few opportunities for adults with autism in the workplace. Then they bought a button machine. “We had a button-making […]

Can Adults with Autism Achieve Independence?

Research shows that young adults with autism are more likely to live with their parents than those with other diagnoses. The National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, a long-term, federally funded survey of special education students and their parents, followed 620 individuals with autism, 450 with intellectual disabilities, 410 with learning disabilities, and 380 with emotional disturbance […]

Vodafone seek to recruit Autistic individuals

Vodafone has become the largest company in Europe to actively seek out individuals with high functioning Autistic spectrum disorders due to adeptness in blue sky thinking and understanding code. IT companies have long been reaping the benefits of selecting candidates who have high functioning autism because the condition itself promotes ‘outside the box’ and original […]

Hackathons helping create Technology for Autism

Coming up on July 20th-21st in San Francisco, CA, is the Autism Hackathon, a 24-hour event located at Twilio Headquarters. This particular Hackathon will focus on the design apps to specifically help adults on the autism spectrum handle and succeed in five important areas of life: employment, post secondary education, romantic relationships, finding roommates, and […]