APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS AND ACCEPTANCE MONTH Mo, a Yes She Can trainee, created this video to share how they and other trainees use strategies at work to help them be successful.
There’s a song that can explain my social anxiety better than I can. “I’ve learned to slam on the brake/ before I even turn the key/ before I make the mistake/ before I lead with the worst of me” (Pasek & Paul). I started to learn to do this at an early age. “Give them […]
One day at Girl AGain while Izzie was working, she heard the bells ring when the store door opened. To Izzie’s surprise, her idols from Wicked on Broadway in New York City, Donna Vivino and Alli Mauzy arrived. In shock, Izzie said “OMG!” “I know you two are my idols from Wicked on Broadway, my […]
So many young women with autism have very low self-esteem. But it’s not surprising. Throughout their school years, they were told they can’t. They can’t pass the test. They can’t join Girl Scouts. They can’t control their behavior. They can’t be included. They can’t get a job. Self-esteem is the feeling of having respect for […]
Every October we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The theme for this year is to reflect on the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment opportunities and community involvement during the recovery process from the COVID-19 pandemic. The NDEAM is held each October to commemorate the many and varied […]