What about Kids with Autism after high school? Is the world ready?
As a parent, you’ve likely spent a lot of time pondering about your child’s future. Indeed more if your child is on the spectrum. The most common questions are-
- Will he be independent?
- Will he pay his own bills?
- Will he ever be employed? so on and so forth.
As I was doing my research on these questions, I came across an article that gave me a ray of hope and motivation to strive harder for my son. Hope this article motivates you all too.
Verywellhealth.com published on March 30 the Top 10 Autism Friendly Employers. It was a sigh of relief to know that the young adults on the spectrum are accepted in the corporate world and the more good news is the employers are ready to see their strengths and not their weakness.
Click here for the article. For your quick reference, these are the Autism Friendly Employers-
- Freddie Mac
- Ernst and Young
- Home Depot and CVS Caremark (Ken’s Crew)
- Many other Autism-Focused Businesses
- Rising Tide Car Wash
- ULTRA Testing (software testing)
- Spectrum Designs (t-shirts)
- Platinum Bay Software
- Chocolate Spectrum
- SMILE Biscotti
“For autistic individuals to succeed in this world, they need to find their strengths and the people that will help them get to their hopes and dreams. In order to do so, ability to make and keep friends is a must. Amongst those friends, there must be mentors to show them the way. A supportive environment where they can learn from their mistakes is what we as a society needs to create for them,”
Bill Wong, Autistic Occupational Therapist