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Congress Highlights Role of Small Business Employing Those with Autism

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May 19, 2016- "Congress Highlights Role of Small Business Employing Those with Autism"-  Last week, the U.S. House Small Business Committee held a hearing on the role that small business can play in employing individuals with developmental disabilities titled “Help Wanted: Small Business Providing Opportunities for All.” The hearing included witnesses from Autism Speaks and entrepreneurs from across the country. According to the hearing notice by the committee, “only 34% of people with intellectual or developmental disorders are employed, and only 26% have a full time job.” Readers are also treated to success stories from entrepreneurs who have hired individuals on the spectrum.




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