Autistic people are often underestimated. And they suffer from the tyranny of low expectations. We hear this every day from teen girls and young individuals with autism:
"I was always told I can't. I can't pass the tests. I can't join Girl Scouts. I can't control my behavior. I can't have a job. I can't be included."
When our trainees join Yes She Can, they could develop skills to help them achieve their goals. They can make friends. Be accepted. Have a meaningful job. Feel worthy.
We believe in the potential of each one of our trainees. We not only help teens and young individuals develop essential skills for employment and greater independence, but we also help them to believe in their ability for success and their right to be included in our community.
The reality is that it does take expertise, it does take more time, and it does have its challenges. But we at Yes She Can believe it is worth it.
Wouldn't you want anyone you know to have this opportunity? Help us spread the word and improve the quality of life of more individuals on the Autism Spectrum and other learning dissabilities. They deserve a chance!