Believe it or not being different is now in style…it is a mindset!
In the last decade communities have been more and more open to individuals that are on the spectrum or who have multiple differences which is called comorbidity. The words strange, weird, unique and brilliant are often the words co-workers and supervisors use when they have no clue what Autism means and they try to describe communication, social or other challenges.
Lately the students who I have seen interviewed are blowing me away more than ever.
- Blunt honesty is not looking as rude it’s looked as refreshing!
- Resisting change is looking like loyalty!
- Prefers to do the same routine over and over is looked at as finding your strengths and sticking to it!
My list can go on but I am sure if you are a parent, educator or advocate you get my drift! This is not breaking news but it does create a sense of positivity and hope for us all. We are all cheering for all the parents who refuse to hear, “Your kid just does not fit in.” We all are embracing our differences and beginning to comprehend change is very hard for all of us. Blessings to all the heroes seeing and feeling that new days are now filled with boundless opportunities. By stretching ourselves and knowing it’s alright to move forward by building your YOU, you can accomplish anything!
We also have a great deal of recent success stories. One being very close to my heart and the number one reason I do exactly what I do.
Job Adventures met Gamble on May 10-2018 3:00 pm on the 8th floor of our building.
Two years later May 10,2018 Gamble was offered a paid position in the exact position of his gifts and passion. You may be asking …Why did she take two years to place Gamble? What were they doing for him for two years etc… Answer is clear to us but not clear to others. Gamble had many professionals working his case from the state. The turnover was a huge set back but we kept on going. Gamble thrived in work experience which was non-paid and very worth it.