Girl With Special Needs Starts A Thriving Business Based on an Inability...

Girl With Special Needs Starts A Thriving Business Based on an Inability to Read

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Master Shredder Emma Lynam Screen Shot ABC News

An Australian woman who was born with Down Syndrome and a mild form of autism, has built a business based on her low level of reading comprehension. It turned out that Emma Lynam is the perfect person to trust with destroying your sensitive documents.

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Her mother, Jo Lynam, was worried Emma would never find a job—until she discovered her daughter’s love of using paper shredders.

master shredder screenshot ABCThey started a company called “Master Shredder,” named after the arch enemy of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a favorite show of Emma’s.

Jo said she wanted Emma to be like any other 21-year-old, to “stand on her own two feet and earn her own living.” So, she began recruiting clients who routinely need documents and records destroyed to protect client privacy.ArcBARKS group shot facebook

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Now, Emma is doing better than most 21-year-olds, running her own business with repeat regular customers that include a credit union and a law firm.

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