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500,000 teens with autism will become adults in next 10 years. Where will they work?

HOUSTON (October28, 2018)

When Olivia Shanks landed in the hospital, it changed her life. She didn’t arrive as a patient, though — she came to work. The 21-year-old, who has high-functioning autism, has struggled to get places on time. Some basic workplace tasks stressed her out. Her work in Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital’s food-services department came via one of Houston’s nonprofit groups providing job training and support for a population that’s exploding but finds few opportunities to live as fully as possible.

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