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In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Autism Speaks is sharing 12 steps to help young adults and adults with autism find employment. Visit TheSpectrumCareers.com for a list of job opportunities.

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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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Jake, a 21-year-old with autism, discusses his journey from public to private schools in the United Kingdom.

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"Friendships with those with special needs can change lives. I made the movie Friends of Mine to convince as many people as possible."

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