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Triangle Inclusive Employment Kick-off

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Ticket Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triangle-inclusive-employment-kick-off-tickets-27265403556 Join the new grass-roots movement for improving job opportunities for adults with autism and intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD). The Power of the Dream and Persever8 invite friends and family members of people with autism/IDD to a kickoff event for "Triangle Inclusive Employment" (TIE).
Through the TIE program, parents or other interested members of our community will receive guidance and talking points about the advantages of employing adults with autism/IDD. Connecting families affected by autism will also create a network of Triangle professionals who are aware of the challenges their children face once they leave school. Understanding their options, available resources, and hurdles to employment will empower them to educate others, including their employers.
Autism affects 1 in 58 births in the NC Triangle region, higher than the national average. Once children with autism age out of the school system, approximately 80% become unemployed or underemployed, and most live at home. Power of the Dream president Rita Faust invites families of any age child with autism to participate. "Even if they are young and not ready for employment, you can help pave the way for other parents - and for your family member for the rest of their lives. We must work together to remove the roadblocks to our children's' futures."

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The Frontier
Mon, Oct 17 at 7pm

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