(August 11, 2014) - Detroit's Oakland University has announced a new effort to help adults with autism find employment. Former Autism Speaks Executive Vice President Pat Kemp has been named the organization's Executive Director.
Kemp expects 20 to 25 people with autism to be employed at up to five small businesses by next August. The Royal Oak-based Judson Center Inc. will hire the employees at minimum wage using some of the startup money and then contract them out to the businesses. Judson will also train and provide support like job coaches and transportation for the employees.