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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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In this post, Cindy O'Bannon tells the story of the impact the Fruits of Employment program, a first-of-its-kind initiative, has had on Anthony, a young man with autism. "When asked about his progress, Anthony’s employer said that he wished he could clone him."

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“A group of committed people come together to create a life of meaning and purpose on behalf of the individual with a developmental disability..."

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"As a father of a teenage son on the autism spectrum, I recently asked myself what happens to our children with autism when they become adults with autism. What I want most for my son is opportunity." In this post, autism dad and programmer Todd Fabacher shares what he did to help do just that.

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How a wonderful child with autism and a passion for legal staffing helped one autism mom and her organization collaborate with Autism Speaks and our new jobs portal, TheSpectrumCareers.com

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Family Services Community Grant recipient Have Dreams worked to develop an ‘iresume’ or digital resume that could be used to effectively demonstrate each individual’s vocational strengths by allowing potential employers to actively observe an individual performing job related skills.

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In this post, Autism Speaks Director of Adult Services Dave Kearon talks about why this exciting new tool was developed and how it will open the doors to opportunities not just to individuals with autism, but to the business organizations that employ them.

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