Since she was 11 years old, Isabelle has said, “My dream job is to work at American Girl in the doll hair salon.” So Izzie became the inspiration for the creation of our job skills development program for teens and young women with autism and other social and communication disabilities.
Today Izzie knows she has a lot to offer an employer. She has gained many skills through Yes She Can, and has worked hard to overcome her challenges. Some things like too many verbal directions, accepting critical feedback, and working in noisy places will always be difficult, but Izzie has strategies to use.
Listen to Izzie talk about her journey from trainee to employee!
April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month.
Help us reach our goal to raise $5000 in April to support our job skills program, enabling other young women to achieve their dreams too.
Izzie, her coach Laura, and all of the other trainees would be so appreciative of your belief in their potential. Thank you so much!