Helping people with autism graduate, go to college and get a job – LOB 088



85% of people with autism are unemployed. But an organization on the South Coast of Massachusetts is doing something about it. The Language of Business¬†travels to Fall River to learn about the Spectrum Empowerment Project, where young people with Autism can learn karate, develop theatre skills and participate in Youth Musical Theatre Group productions such as “Annie,” earn a college certificate from the Bristol Community College Gottschall Access Program and get a job designing and making custom t-shirts, banners and logos. Host Greg Stoller talks with co-founders Pamela Ferro and Donald Lambert about the non-profit and for-profit arms of the organization and how they can train and eventually hire people with autism.


Host Gregory Stoller


Spectrum Empowerment Project co-founders Pamela Ferro and Donald Lambert.
Photo credit: Fall River Herald News.

 


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