Loudoun Filmmaker Makes the Case for Hiring Adults with Autism

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In the next decade, more than 500,000 teens with autism will enter adulthood, according to Autism Speaks. But a 2017 report showed that only 14 percent of autistic adults hold paid jobs. There’s a growing concern among parents and families of autistic children that as they grow into adults they’re likely to be underemployed or […]

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How to Help Individuals With Autism Enter the Job Market

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Over the next decade, 500,000 individuals with Autism will age into adulthood and many of them will need to find a job. Spectrum Designs’ Patrick Bardsley and Tim Howe join Cheddar to discuss why 75% of their company’s staff is on the Autism spectrum. View the full story here.

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Viewpoint: ’This Business of Autism’ showcases how, why of social enterprise in our community

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It is an amazing experience to sit in a movie theater watching the world premiere of a documentary in the small village on Long Island where it was filmed with the people it was filmed about. “This Business of Autism” is more than a profile of a social enterprise built around providing jobs for adults […]

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Bardsley: Adults with autism need jobs, not handouts

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The Centers for Disease just reported that Autism rates in America have increased; now one in 59 children are on the spectrum. What amounts to a 15 percent rise in just two years is cause for alarm, especially given that experts cannot point to any one specific cause for this astonishing jump. READ FULL STORY […]

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Senator Phillips Attends World Premiere Of ‘This Business Of Autism’

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Senator Elaine Phillips recently attended the Gold Coast Arts Festival world premiere of “This Business of Autism,” a documentary centered on Spectrum Designs of Port Washington and the economic and societal benefits of employing young adults with autism. Senator Phillips was featured in the film after being interviewed in September. READ FULL STORY HERE: https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/elaine-phillips/senator-phillips-attends-world-premiere-business-autism

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