The daily structure and personal fulfillment of a job well done is an integral part of life—one that is just as essential for individuals with autism as it is for any other adult. Yet, nearly half of 25-year-olds with autism have never held a paying job. A grant from Someone Else’s Child will support our efforts to provide crucial vocational training and meaningful employment opportunities for teens and adults with autism.
Someone Else’s Child (SEC) is committed to serving underrepresented children and teens by sponsoring programs and initiatives to support and empower their lives. Working throughout the USA and in Africa, SEC believes that it is the responsibility of a community to ensure the well-being and future success of every child. With an emphasis on education, literacy, children with disabilities and economic justice, SEC looks to break the cycle of inequality through innovative approaches that offer meaningful opportunities for vulnerable children and teens.
“We are so thankful to receive this grant from Someone Else’s Child and the recognition of the work we’re doing to provide job training and valuable experiences for individuals with autism,” explains Chantelle Walker, CEO, REED Autism Services. “Our goal is to assist students in furthering their education, help them to develop essential skills, and ease the transition between high school and employment.”
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