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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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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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