Something happens to you when you work with people on the autism spectrum. You may think that you’re helping them, but you soon realize that they’re the ones having an effect on your life. Working with autism is an eye-opening experience and one that we are thankful for. With Thanksgiving only a few days away, we couldn’t think of a better time to share all that we’ve learned and are grateful for within the autism community.

1. We’re grateful for having learned that there is no one definition of success and that everyone is capable of achieving their dreams.
2. We are thankful for the research being done on autism so that we can better understand how to help individuals with it.
3. We are thankful for the companies who have seen the many benefits of hiring people with autism and providing them with meaningful jobs.
4. We are thankful for advances in the educational system, even though we still have a ways to go.
5. We are thankful for individuals who are so passionate about what they do.
6. We are thankful for the unique perspective we get to share with those on the autism spectrum.
7. We are thankful for the opportunity to become more tolerant of everyone’s differences.
8. We are thankful for the support of friends and family who have kept an open mind about autism.
9. We are thankful that we get to work with these individuals day in and day out.
10. We are thankful for the neurodiversity that people with autism bring to the job market.
11. We are thankful for Universities who have made a higher education more accessible to people with autism and other learning disabilities.
12. We’re thankful for the opportunity to help people become the best version of themselves.
13. We’re thankful for the opportunity to speak for those who don’t have a voice.
14. We are thankful for the fact that we come to work each day, loving what we do.

Debra Solomon, founder of Spectrum Strategies sees the strengths in each and every individual with Asperger’s syndrome and autism. Debra is focused on training young adults on the Autism Spectrum and with Asperger’s to accomplish life and career goals, no matter how big or small. She believes that through determination and commitment, every client has the ability to live life to the fullest potential. Call (516) 822-3150 for your one on one and let’s get you reaching for the stars!