Autism Speaks Community Grant goes to Temple Grandin inspired LA Autism Movement Therapy Nonprofit for Autism Works Now!
Inspired by Temple Grandin & Friends: Autism Works Now! Musical Event May 2015LOS ANGELES, CA - (EINPresswire via NewMediaWire) - January 18, 2016 - Autism Movement Therapy, an LA based non-profit, announced that they are the recipient of a 2016 Autism Speaks Local Community Grant. The grant will help fund the Autism Works Now! pilot program inspired by the May 2015 Temple Grandin & Friends: Autism Works Now! event at the LA Live Center in downtown Los Angeles hosted by Joe Mantegna that featured James Durbin, Susan Sheller, Lonnie Park, Chadwick, Matt and Ed Asner, Dr. Stephen Shore and Temple Grandin.
Autism Works Now! educates individuals from 17 years of age and up with autism and related differences in their pre-employment skills Workplace Readiness Workshop so that they can be job ready. Autism Works Now! also acts as a temporary job agency to find and place individuals with ASD in meaningful jobs.
Founder of Autism Movement Therapy, Joanne Lara tell us, “our vision is that individuals with autism have a great deal to offer to the job market, in many different facets, and with temporary job placement the employer is able to get to know the potential employee and see the benefits that he/she can bring to the table.”
The Director of the Autism Works Now! program Susan Osborne adds “our young adults are committed and want to work, they just need the opportunity.”
Information about the Workplace Readiness Workshops in the San Fernando Valley and Culver City can be found on the website at AutismWorksNow.org or by contacting Joanne Lara at firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Osborne at email@example.com
About Autism Movement Therapy
Lara’s nonprofit Autism Movement Therapy, Inc produced Temple Grandin & Friends: Autism Works Now, a musically driven event honoring Dr. Grandin to support job opportunities for individuals with autism and related differences in Los Angeles, May 20th at the Club Nokia.
Susan Osborne has worked in the autism education field for 10 years. She is deeply committed to helping individuals on the autism spectrum find a place in life where they are valued and appreciated and can reach their fullest potential.
Autism Movement Therapy, Inc.