Business Owners With Autism Profit From Purpose And Joy


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.

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Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses


Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses

Youths in the Middle East deal with the world’s social problems such as high youth unemployment rates. As a solution, some are creating new businesses with a social purpose, such as tackling environmental issues, illiteracy or health, while also spurring job creation.




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