JT FireStarters is a business that produces firestarters for starting a fire in a fireplace or a camp fire. The business was developed and is owned and operated by Daniel and his family.
JT FireStarters also focuses on autism job training for other autistic adults.
This is just another example of the many routes an autistic adult can take towards finding meaningful work.
I am honored to have the opportunity to share my story on Fiverr's blog.
You can read the full blog post here: A Father's Inspiration from His Son Helps Others Build a Fiverr Business.
Ron Sandison is a self-advocating autistic adult who works full-time in healthcare, part-time as a professor, is married with a child, he runs the blog and website Spectrum Inclusion, and speaks at several autism-related conferences each year. Oh, I forget to mention that he's an author too.
Recently, Ron wrote a post on The Art of Autism site about his encounter with Dr. Temple Grandin, as they were both speakers at a conference in Michigan. Ron writes recounting Temple sharing her thoughts about autistic adults needing to, "...get their butts out of the house and get a job!"
She went on to talk about ways autistic adults can start small to begin building work experience.
AutismHR.com wants to help autistic adults find meaningful work to earn worthwhile income from the Gig Economy. AutismHR believes the Gig Economy can provide, at the least a starting point for creative autistic adults to earn some income from providing their skills as an online digital service. At most, ambitious autistic adults can potentially make a full-time living doing project-based freelance work in the Gig Economy.
Both Sandison and Grandin are good role models of autistic working adults -- find more to stay encouraged and motivated, and become one as you progress along your own employment/entrepreneurial journey.
Posted by: Nick Venturella
I wanted to introduce everyone to the new Job Creators podcast on Blog Talk Radio.
This podcast series is brand new, and put on by the organization Picasso Einstein and hosted by Shawn Smith of Don’t Dis-My-Ability.
You can listen to the first Job Creators episode with guest, Amy C. Cosper, former Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, and CEO of RadicalUpstarts.
This podcast is for anyone interested in entrepreneurial empowerment and inclusion of differently abled individuals.
You won’t want to miss the next episode on July 3, 2017 at 10am featuring the one and only, Dr. Stephen Shore – professor, autism expert and autistic self-advocate.
founder/owner of AutismHR.com