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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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Today Drexel University released the first comprehensive report that describes what happens to youth on the spectrum between high school and their early 20s. Dr. Paul Shattuck shares his thoughts: "These statistics put numbers behind the stories we often hear from families describing the challenges of entering adulthood - often without help."

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Family Services Community Grant recipient LaGrange Area Department of Special Education has developed a teacher manual to train teachers to provide social lessons and computer work sets to students and young adults with autism so they can thrive in the workplace, both socially and successfully!

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