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Adults with Autism

Autism, Special Needs, and the Quest to find a Job

John Elder Robison is an adult with autism, and the parent of an adult son with autism.  He serves on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee of the US Department if Health and Human Services.  He serves on numerous public and private boards, and he’s the founder of JE Robison Service of Springfield, MA.  John is also the NY Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye, Be Different, and Raising Cubby.  He lives in Western Massachusetts.

John: An Employment Success in His Own Words

A Conversation with John Taylor, Family Services Database Coordinator at Autism Speaks. Please check out our Employment Tool Kit to help you research, find and keep employment in the current, competitive labor market. Stories, tips and resources were developed from a collaboration of people, including adults with autism, dedicated to increasing the employment participation of adults on the spectrum.

My Son Has Become More Than His Autism

Joane Goodroe is the mother of a 25 year old son that was diagnosed with autism – pervasive development delay- when he was 4 years old. In addition to being the mother of two sons, she has degrees in nursing and business and has developed innovative solutions that have reduced unnecessary healthcare costs while improving the quality of care. She is also a Dr. Oz ShareCare expert.