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Sunday, January 10, 2010


Employment can be challenging for kids with autism, especially right out of high school. Parents may even wonder what is in store for their child regarding employment. First, all public schools, by law, are supposed to help plan for employment starting before the 16th birthday. They are also supposed to help connect you to outside agencies that can help provide employment support. The main thing I want to share, though, is that I was given an article by an Occupational Therapist. The article was sent to her by her organization and it is about Walgreens. According to the article, Walgreens has set up some of its warehouses specifically employ people with autism. Supposedly, one of the upper managers has a child with autism and this is their brainchild. The interview process has even been modified to make getting hired much easier. Employees with autism also get a lot of on the job support. If you or someone you know has a child with autism, contact Walgreens. I have no idea which warehouses are set up like this though.

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