National Autism Awareness Month in April aims to celebrate and promote acceptance for Autism which occurs in one in every 54 children in the United States as stated on the National Today website. First held in the year 1972 by the Autism Society, Autism Awareness Month emphasizes the need for public awareness to promote acceptance, celebrate the differences, and be more inclusive towards autistic individuals around us. Please see their website for more specific information https://nationaltoday.com/autism-awareness-month/
As an Employment and Training Center serving people with disabilities including those with Autism for more than a century, Ohio Valley Goodwill is pleased to have the opportunity to help promote acceptance and inclusion during Autism Awareness Month. Annually, Goodwill serves an average of 3000 people and helps more than 920 individuals to obtain community employment.
In celebration of National Autism Awareness Month, Ohio Valley Goodwill is honored to share the personal story of empowerment of Danny Williams who was recently featured in OOD Works e-magazine. Please enjoy his video story here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUdO8APWCxk
For more information about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s Employment Services, please contact Chelsea Combs, Director of Rehabilitation Services at (513) 771-4800.
Please join Goodwill in promoting acceptance and inclusion during the celebration of National Autism Awareness Month in April and during every day of the year. Our most sincere congratulations to Danny Williams on his successful journey employment.