PURCHASE – Advocates for adults with autism are elevating consciousness and cash for the trigger at this time in Purchase.
The occasion was placed on by the non-revenue group “Yes She Can” and was held at Reid Castle on the Manhattanville College campus.
Organizers say individuals with autism simply need to be handled like everyone else. “Most people with autism would like to be part of the community, and one of the things about being part of the community is having a job. Eighty percent of people with autism are out of the workforce. They are very capable, but haven’t been given [the] right tools to prepare themselves to work,” says Marjorie Madfis, of “Yes She Can.”
Each desk on the awards ceremony featured an “American Girl” doll. The dolls have been refurbished by women in a particular autism work program.