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Neurodiversity is trending: A commencement speech

  For all the graduates, what a beautiful and momentous day! Let’s enjoy it to the fullest, but let’s not forget those less fortunate than us wherever they might live on the planet we share. Please accept my heartfelt congratulations! … Continue reading

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Autism and Unemployment

GUY TALK: With Dr. Robert Naseef is  an on going panel-discussions with fathers of children with special needs. Each month there are several participants with psychologist, Dr. Robert Naseef, as facilitator and hosted by Kathleen of AUTISM BRAINSTORM. Sunday, May 15, Michael … Continue reading

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Now is the Time: Father- Son Team Rocks Employment for People with Autism

José Velasco,  coordinator of SAP’s global “Autism at Work” program, and his son, José, Jr. wowed 45 fathers of young people with autism when they shared their story at Hill Top Preparatory School in Rosemont, PA on November 13, 2015. … Continue reading

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Guy Talk on Neurodiversity, Autism, and Employment

On Sunday, November 8, the Guy Talk panel at Autism Brainstorm talked about the enormous potential of people with autism and other disabilities. Many have significant visual, technical, or academic skills. Recognizing their talents, rather than focusing on their weaknesses, … Continue reading

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Growing Up on the Spectrum: Zach Zaborny and stepdad, Mike McMahon

Born at 26 weeks and weighing only 1lbs 12oz, Zach Zaborny spent the first six months of his life in the hospital. After overcoming many early obstacles, he grew up to have a normal and healthy childhood. At 8 years … Continue reading

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Autism and Employment: Hope on the Horizon

August 17, 2015. From August 3-7, I was involved in an exciting project training young adults with autism for high tech jobs. This intensive 5 day program was organized by the Arc of Philadelphia and titled “Soft Skills for the … Continue reading

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