Tuesday, April 7, 2009

More Job Opportunities?

From U.S. News & World Report, "Teenagers With Autism: Want a Job?
New Programs Aim to Keep Kids with Autism out of Institutions":

"Around the country, innovative programs are now offering young people with autism a vital choice -- the chance to work, go to college, or even start a business, rather than go on disability and be consigned to a sheltered workshop. There's an economic incentive in this time of strained government budgets; a person with autism costs society about $3.2 million over his or her lifetime, including lost productivity and adult care. Each hour spent collecting a paycheck and not collecting disability lowers that cost. And the personal benefit is incalculable."

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