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On Saturday, March 12, the Autism Speaks Midwest Employment Symposium took place at Northwestern University in Chicago.

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This farm is designed to teach agriculture skills to young adults who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders...

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In 2014, Autism Speaks provided a grant to The Wiley Center to support their program that teaches young adults with autism the social skills needed to obtain and retain employment. The training was put to the test in the "real" world when 8 participants embarked on a job shadow opportunity at a major corporation in downtown Los Angeles.

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This is a post for National Disability Employment Awareness Month written by Leslie Long and Dave Kearon, vice president and director of adult services at Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks, Rangam Consultants and WebTeam Corporation recently signed an agreement with DirectEmployers that will add almost 2 million job openings to TheSpectrumCareers.com.

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Fruits of Employment (FOE) is a first-of-its-kind initiative that strategically employs workers with autism and other disabilities at competitive agricultural sites such as apple orchards and vineyards.

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I realized my strengths from an early age and ran with them. I now want to open up possibilities for others who are growing up on the autism spectrum like me.

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More and more individuals with autism are transitioning to adulthood and are searching for meaningful, sustained employment. There are new tools to help adults with autism in finding and obtaining employment which may be of interest to parents, providers, researchers and community members such as potential employers.

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In this post, autism dad and advocate Emmett Newcomb tells the story of his son Zack finding independence and his passion for filming. Since Zack and his dad discovered this passion and skill, the two have started up E Z Productions and Zack is hoping to begin producing and directing a weekly show showcasing entrepreneurs with autism.

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