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Results related to: Autism / Employment
Leo (21), Autism, Davidson County
“I am preparing myself to be a successful author by taking classes at Nashville State, planning new books before writing them, and occasionally meeting with writing coaches one-on-one to improve my writing.
Ryan (29), Autism, Hamilton County
“I don’t know who I can turn him over to that I can trust.”
Seth (23), Autism, Williamson County
“If Seth had waiver services, everything would change. He would have something to look forward to and something to do.
Mark (42), Autism, Davidson County
“I feel like if we got waiver services today it would be like being let out of prison.
Kevin (12), Autism, Shelby County
“Kevin is looking forward to working just like anyone else.”
Michael (43), Other, Davidson County
“My basic hope and prayer is that I outlive my son.”
Dylan (16), Autism, Gibson County
“For the last several years I have been unable to keep a job because I have no one to care for him after school, holidays or summer break. My husband works full-time and as of now that is the only income we have to support a family of five. Without my income
we have been faced with; utilities, gas, water and phone being cut off. ”
J.T. (Age 18), Autism, Montgomery County
“What is helpful to one person with autism is not necessarily workable for another. Therefore, any policy or view that attempts to compartmentalize people with autism may be ineffective.
Joey (Age 13), Autism, Davidson County
“When Joey was first diagnosed with autism, I came across an article that said children with autism oftentimes grow up with very few friends. That hurt. I look to his school as a place where he can be with others. When he is out of school, I hope we will
find new places where he can be with his peers.”