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indervir
indervir
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I have to come up with work for low functioning autism - severe autism - gardening and catering are out too difficult and boring for him - computer -powerpoint trying - but if you could suggest something - thanks

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JJG_IOM

Try working in the community like at (dog shelter or cat shelter,blind center, LenoCheshire or library) find a hobby & work around it I started to take photos then I got a dslr camera then started progressing now I sell jigsaws, calenders, photos, prints. Almost making £50 a Fort night off it.

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unicorntears

My friend he has severe autism but he collects grocery carts but he only takes cbd. He’s married he has a blind wife and they both take care of cats. They have puzzles and a tv and a radio. She greets him every day. What would be nice is if two disabled people could get married without a marriage penalty.

They could still get Medicare and a food stipend and the same social security but the federal poverty level would have to increase to $21,000 per year, for couples rather then $13,500 per couple. That is discrimination if I ever saw.

Ideas because he wants to work. He might have to try small. Like there is a guy who paints lobster claws and sells them in different scenes. Like Larry the lobster claw fishing and he sells them for $20 each. I have another person I know she makes wreaths and she sells them door to door.

He could help if you wanted to advocate for funds I mean I hear the government put some money aside for Autism but who gets it? Peddlers license is $25 in Boston and people with disabilities get to beg for money, with songs or guitars in the train station. They believe at least it gets them out of the house. That’s the limits of understanding disability in Boston. There is an independent living center to help with rides places maybe he could tumble rocks or sculpt rocks with some tools.

The food pantry only takes volunteers with autism it moves very slowly but it still runs. My other friend has Aspergers and he runs a lego group on meetup for beginners to show them how to build stuff and use imagination.

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unicorntears

Also some towns small towns have cemetery’s historical cemetery’s that need cleaning up for a stipend and maybe a weekend project someone else could help him with. Moving rocks in a straight line or painting poles black. I also noticed the train lines hire people with autism just paint benches for 22$ an hour on a once a year basis Keolis I believe. Then in my town autism is on the rise there is a cupcake shop that sells “gourmet” cupcakes by a girls parents she has autism but when they die they hope she is cared for. One cupcake is $4.25

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