While there is a growing movement to help find work for people with autism, for some of them starting their own business was the solution.
According to Gregg Ireland, co-founder of Extraordinary Ventures, a Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based organization that creates jobs for the autistic, "Work requiring an attention to detail and with repetitive tasks is ideal for an autistic person who wants to start a business." His autistic son Vinnie has already launched his very own yard work and landscaping business.Read the Entire Article
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