Finding employment tricky for people with autism: families

Global News

HALIFAX – Several Halifax families say it can often be tough for their children with autism to find meaningful work but they hope more education and an attitude change will help change things.

Iain Downey, 25, has autism and occupies his time building toy rollercoasters in his Dartmouth home.

But it is time Iain would rather be spending working five days a week instead of just one.

“That can be hard,” he said of his working situation. “Because you’re so looking forward to going [to work] but you can only go once.”

It is the same story for Victoria Cutler, 26, who also has autism.

She only works twice a week and feels there is stigma when it comes to employers hiring those with disabilities.

“They don’t know enough about that person. But if they could get to know that person before the interview then I think it would go…

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