What does creating employment for ASD adults look like?
This short film, Employing the Full Spectrum tells the story of a family in Florida that built a car wash business around their adult son with autism. Most of the employees, in fact, are on the spectrum. The young men working there talk about what it means to them, and the father running the operation comments on the favorable qualities of the employees and makes it clear that this isn’t a charity.
What business would you build for adults on the spectrum? I personally think about hydroponic or aeroponic or organic farms, where clean and safe living conditions, hard work, and self-sufficiency can help ensure sustainability that government programs cannot promise.