Tag: Employment

Benjamin’s Hope: Helping adults with autism thrive

News out of Michigan – 13 ON YOUR SIDE’S Meredith TerHaar shows what makes Benjamin’s Hope so effective and why its funding might be at risk.

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Thank you to Our April 2017 Guest Speaker, Ernie Dianastasis!

We’d like to send a big THANK YOU to Ernie Dianastasis for speaking at our meeting. We are grateful to Ernie for sharing his story and exciting plans for hiring people with disabilities. We hope The Precisionists, Inc. will inspire other businesses to follow suit! If you weren’t able to make it to the meeting, you’re …

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Swanson Family Featured in NEW #Imagine21 Documentary on Autism and Employment

The #Imagine21 documentary series on autism in adulthood is presented by Madison House Autism Foundation.

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Jill Escher: “The Impossible Odds of Creating Autism Housing Are Getting More Impossible”

In Jill Escher’s recent piece, she maintains that “We should be collectively ashamed at our abject failure to create viable housing options for DD adults in our communities.” She also responds to Paul Solotaroff’s Rolling Stone article, “Luke’s Best Chance.”

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Promise in Brevard Offered $500,000 Matching Gift

A generous donor has offered Promise in Brevard a $500,000 matching gift toward their Promise Café & Bakery. It will provide employment and vocational training to over 40 “Promisers.” Pictures of their building plans are below. Donate now to help make these plans a reality! 

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Rutgers University To Employ, House Adults With Autism

In what’s being billed as a first-of-its-kind effort, a major university is looking to create housing and employment opportunities for adults on the spectrum.

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