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The Accountant (An Audit from Someone on the Spectrum)

The movie The Accountant (2016) recently premiered in theaters. The main character was Christian Wolf (Ben Affleck).

The story started off with the challenges that a child faces with being raised with autism. I myself did play with puzzles, absorb myself in limited interests, but … Read More >

 
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Working in State Government as a Person with a Disability

Inter_10I have been honored to have the opportunity this spring to serve as a Policy Intern Analyst at the State of Illinois Office of the Treasury.  This position … Read More >

 
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You Got a Call From a Job Coach, Now What?

Justice at HewnYou get a call from a job coach on behalf of a job applicant with a disability.   Your first thought might be that this individual can’t talk for himself so he’s obviously not a … Read More >

 
Self Advocacy

What is Self-Advocacy?

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Jenny demonstrates Self-Advocacy strategies at a No Boundaries session.

Self-Advocacy is about speaking up for what you want and need. It … Read More >

 
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Art Thou Winning Us Over, Starbucks?

Starbucks, Oh ye of the venti, grande, and talls!  Are you making a genuine commitment to hiring people with disabilities?

Recently, a video went viral that showcased a young adult with autism working at a Starbucks.  The video put music to his disability and … Read More >

 
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Unexpected Behaviors At Work

When we go to work, we expect to do the job that we have been assigned to.  It is usually pretty straightforward.  Your boss gives you a list of tasks to complete and you do them.  It’s a professional environment where you know what’s going … Read More >

 
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Working As Someone On The Autism Spectrum

I am one of many adults on the Autism Spectrum.

This article is about how I picked a skill as a means for compensating for any perceived weakness in order … Read More >

 
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The Many Options Of Pace

Do you have trouble getting to where you need to go? You have a doctor’s appointment, job training or your weekly exercise class? Never worry about getting to where you need to be. Pace Suburban Bus is quick, convenient and consistent.

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