11 stories of hope about autism

Parker receives services at Easter Seals Bay Area's Early Intervention Autism ProjectIf you read the post I wrote earlier this month, you know the unemployment rate among people living with autism is very high. This year we’ll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but we still have a long way to go when it comes to hiring people who have disabilities. Even when a person with a disability has the same qualifications as someone without a disability, it can be more difficult for the one with a disability to get the job.

Few challenges are easy, and we have a long way to go, but when I start feeling glum about the statistics, I try to remember to check out these 11 stories of hope on the Easter Seals web site. All 11 people highlighted are on the autism spectrum, and six of the stories are about adults with autism.

Autism Awareness Month may be drawing to a close, but long after April is over Easter Seals will continue raising awareness of and advocating for the life-long services millions of families living with autism desperately need — including school-to-work transitions, employment support, residential and community support, and financial planning.


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