Two fathers of Yes She Can trainees share their thoughts on their daughters overcome their challenges. How My Daughter Got Her Chance, by Terence O’Driscoll Before my daughter was born, over twenty years ago, about all I knew about autism was what I saw on TV or in the movies, like Dustin Hoffman in “Rain […]
Reflections on our daughter’s 23rd Birthday by Trish B.
Twenty –three years ago today our daughter Alex was born. With all of the hopes and desires (and fears) that any parents have for a brand new baby, we never thought that the words pervasive development disorder, Asperger’s and autism would become part of our lexicon. Nevertheless, just past Alex’s second birthday, she was diagnosed […]
Overcoming Anxiety by Mackenzie H
I remember the first time I heard about Girl AGain and its training program with Yes She Can. It was my therapist who, in trying to recommend things that would get me out of the house, suggested something she’d heard about: a store that trains young women on the autistic spectrum. Both my mom and […]
My New Job by Alexandra B.
In October, 2018, I accepted a Scanning position at M Group Consulting. My primary responsibility is reviewing and scanning medical invoices and uploading documents to the appropriate electronic archive. In addition to processing invoices, I have been helping M Group Consulting prepare for an office move by packaging and shredding documents. I have even learned […]
Job skills are skills for life by Marjorie Madfis
This article appears in Autism Spectrum News Winter Edition What we learn at work can often help us in our life outside of our place of employment, and what we learn during our personal experiences can benefit our performance on the job. Sometimes these transferable skills and behaviors are referred to as “soft skills”. Throughout […]