Autism grows up: Their first jobs!

It’s been an exciting school year so far at the Akins ranch. The twins are in their senior year. They are 20 years old and will be 21 in February. They’ve waited quite anxiously for several years for this to happen and now it has. They have jobs! Their vocational school, Heartland Career Center, hasĀ a program that helps high school students with special needs gain job experience. The twins get school credit for working at their assigned jobs several afternoons a week. Isaac got a job at Pizza Hut. He had to go through the interview process and he was amazing. We’re so proud of him! Isaiah got a job at a local bakery boutique. He was so excited on Friday because he got promoted from making pie boxes to doing dishes. I got a text from him: “My boss let me do dishes!” When the boys were four years old, one of their psychologists asked me what my aspirations were for them. I told her that I hoped they’d learn to read and be independent someday. She leaned forward in her seat and said to me, “That’s just pie in the sky thinking and you might as well get that out of your head right now.” Really? Pie in the sky is pretty tasty if I do say so myself.   Here. Share a slice with me! Tweet this: Autism grows up and gets jobs!...

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