Young man with autism hopes to launch writing career

Cape Brenton, Canada – 19 year-old Taylor MacPhee of Donkin has a fresh outlook on life and his future. He quit school after thinking there was no hope for him to succeed in life with autism.

MacPhee  returned to school, graduated and is taking extra courses to attend University. He would like to receive a degree to  work as a writer, proofreader or editor. He maintains a 97 percent average in his English classes and is sure to be accepted at the University.

MacPhee took part in the Cape Brenton Works Autism Nova Scotia transition program which helped him explore his opportunities. Through this program of career exploration and opportunities for those with special needs, MacPhee was placed with the Cape Breton University Press.

He discovered he was good at proofreading and says

 “The moment that hit me, that was a huge self-esteem boost”.

His life is coming together nicely now. Community Post columnist David Muise is his mentor and is helping him create his own articles that will be published.

MacPhee is thankful for the boost Cape Breton Autism Works gave him and the opportunity to work with David Muise. MacPhee now looks forward to meeting his goals of writing, proofreading and editing.

 Source: Elizabeth Patterson on the Cape Breton Post website:Programs help Cape Breton students on autism spectrum gain a future