Friday, October 26, 2012

Still Working on Employment

It's been awhile since I posted.  I suppose after someone seemed to be offended that I talk about my daughters and Autism and Aspergers, I have not been posting.  At other times I feel like this is my life too and I should be able to write about it.  I just don't know. 

My oldest daughter is working on employment.  She has gone to a statewide committee meeting and training on employment.  I am still working with the Employment First group at our Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities. 

DD recently changed supported employment providers.  I discussed it with the LRS (Lousisiana Rehabilitation Services) office.  The last provider had been working with her for a year and never had brought her to a job interview.  Even after I told them about an employer that was looking for people with disabilities to hire.

I don't know what happened there.  I'm not sure if the provider used the contact with other clients or not.  They should have at least used a contact I provided with my child.  Or that's what I think any way.  I understand the process of using your parent's contacts for any child to find and get a job.  That process becomes even more critical with an adult child with Autism. 

The new provider has only been working with DD a couple of weeks and already has called her to go on an interview.  We are both very pleased. 

The younger daughter with Aspergers is another story.  She is definitely living the way she wants to live.  I need to think about it some more before I write about her. 

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