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AwetastiKH Work Program

“Building and Remodeling Homes is what we do.

Hiring AwetastiKH people is what we’re all about!”

 

Ever since researchers began using the word “autism” in the 1940s to describe certain patterns of behavior in children, it’s been an often-misunderstood diagnosis. Now, we know that it continues throughout the lifespan, and we know it involves a spectrum of symptoms. In fact, the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders united autistic disorder and Asperger’s syndrome into one disorder, autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Because of the prevalence of ASD (about one to two percent globally, and higher – and increasing – in the U.S.) and due to its existence as a spectrum, it’s important for organizations to understand the disorder and its impact on work and training. Employment options exist on a spectrum (from separate workplaces to supported and competitive employment).

Many major corporations have begun specifically recruiting and training employees with autism and at Kyra Homes we are no different. We believe that helping AwetastiKH families is the foundation of Kyra Homes and employing them directly to help with social skills and also to gain valuable work experience can be life changing.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about our work program or know of an AwetastiKH family that we can help employ.