No Label Necessary

After high school, people on the spectrum often find themselves on disability without much to do. In fact, "35 percent of young adults (ages 19-23) with autism have not had a job or received postgraduate education after leaving high school." (Shattuck et al., 2012)

Now open in Carmel, No Label at the Table baked food company's mission is to "provide employment opportunities and job skills training for people with autism." When asked by the Indy Star about her company's name, founder Shelly Henley explained, "No label or diagnosis will define my employees, and no food label should limit someone to not having good food."

In the interview, Henley also encouraged other businesses to hire persons with autism explaining that simple, repetitive tasks that seem tedious to some people are engaging and rewarding for a person with autism.

BehaviorWorks ABA uses, supports and advocates natural treatment for our patients. We will be buying treats from No Label at the Table!

College Transitioning for Students with ASD

Ball State's Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder is sponsoring the 2017 Conference on Post-secondary Options and Supports for Transitioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

The purpose of this conference is to showcase best practices that allow  students with autism to access, persist in, and graduate college and succeed in finding and maintaining meaningful, competitive employment. This conference is important due to the increase in students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders who are reaching transition age. The conference was developed for students with autism in high school and college, researchers and faculty, higher education personnel, community agency staff, program staff, parents and teachers to learn about best practices in the field and the current state of research. In addition, the goal of the conference is to help further the opportunities and supports available to transition-age students with ASD to pursue and succeed in college.

Read more on CASD's page.