Students With Autism Learn How To Succeed At Work

Students With Autism Learn How To Succeed At Work

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boy-paints-sun.jpgPeople with autism often have a hard time finding and keeping jobs, so more schools are creating programs to help students with autism get prepared for the workplace. One of those programs helped change the life of Kevin Sargeant.

Things weren’t looking good for Kevin just a few years ago. He was antisocial, desperately unhappy and doing poorly in school.

“He was pretty much a broken child,” says his mother, Jennifer Sargeant. “We really didn’t see that he would be able to go to college, or even have a job.”

Six years later, Kevin is a lot more social. He’s a good student. And he’s working — as an intern in the IT department at the Parks & People Foundation. Kevin says computers are a good fit for him.

(READ the story, or listen, at National Public Radio)

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