Television

I’m willing to admit, I don’t watch a lot of television. In part because I don’t really care for much of what’s on tv these days. I did however, see an ad for a new show about a doctor with autism that sounded interesting.

There’s an article about it over at The Mighty entitled “ABC Adds Show About a Doctor with Autism ‘The Good Doctor’ to Fall Primetime Line-up” by Jordan Davidson. I think it’s good to show people that autism doesn’t necessarily have to limit someone’s employment possibilities.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

Right up my son’s alley

While these opportunities might be something my son would be interested in, I know it’s a stretch from where he’s at now. About as far as I’ve gotten is identifying some garages we might be able to go to and see if this is something he would be interested in.

This article over at Disability Scoop entitled “Ford Expands Autism Hiring Initiative” by Michelle Diament however, gives me hope for the future. Keeping hope alive is a good thing.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Sheltered workshop update

So as this article states, the clock is ticking on Ohio to make some changes by 2019. Now I know I’ve posted before on how changes are needed for shelter workshops. I talk to one parent who said they pay like three or four dollars an hour, almost have what people who don’t have a disability get paid.

Since my son is still not there yet, I forget what those and their families have to be worried about when and/or if the changes happen in Ohio, here in Missouri and elsewhere. This article, entitled “Changes Looming For Sheltered Workshops” by Alan Johnson over at Disability Scoop really brought that home.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

After tonight

I must admit, tonight went about as well as can be expected. I think I came to a decision on guardianship (or rather power of attorney). It was also nice to find this article over at Disability Scoop entitled “For Transition-Age Students, Mock Store Offers Job Training by Sandra Stokley.

It reminds me of some of things going on over at Walgreens (though I can’t remember the article). I’ll see if I can find it tomorrow and re-post it.

Anyway, it’s always nice to see new programs being created to help these kids and adults with special abilities. It’s even better to see after going over guardianship and some of the awful choices that parents might have to make. It gives me hope!

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Specialisterne (The Specialists)

I was actually looking to post the article Enabling One Million Jobs for People with ASD by Thorkil Sonne at the Autism Advocate but unfortunately I couldn’t find the article available online. Instead I found this article on the company Specialisterne and what they’re about.

So here’s a link to their website where they tell their story here in the U.S and what they’re doing today. The article I was originally looking to post was from the summer of 2011 edition of the Autism Advocate. I also just signed up for their newsletter, so I’ll keep you posted.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Sheltered Workshops

Recently I was introduced to the term Sheltered Workshops during a class for parents of children who have autism. As the father of a child who is beginning to see the end in regards of his education experience, this article hit especially close to home for me. It’s a term that I will probably become more familiar over time.

The article over at Disability Scoop is entitled “Feds Take Aim At Sheltered Workshops” by Michelle Diament. As someone who works for the federal government, it’s good to see.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian