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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Small But Huge Innovation

Great story in the New York Times about a man who helps train folks with autism in employment. Jay Goltz, writer for the New York Times, desribes how Dave Geslak owns a small business, “Exercise Connection, a company in Chicago that works with children who have autism. Dave has discovered that the structure and routine that his students learn from exercise build confidence, which can be a gateway to getting a job.” (NYTimes, “On Hiring and Autism,” March 19, 2014). Read the story here and then think about the many less-known routes there are to the goal of employment and our guys.


This gives me hope for Justin down the road. What a fantastic idea, hope to see it replicated closer to us. I know Justin will be able to handle a job, just not sure yet what that should be. Thanks for sharing this!

— added by kim mccafferty on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Thank you, your website is nice !

— added by Valerie on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:46 am

Exercise Connection has just been implemented into my son’s adaptive PE program, it’s amazing! We’re fortunate to live in the Chicago area and to have this program available. My son also will be starting an Exercise Connection class at our local YMCA, we’re very excited about it:)

— added by Ann on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 12:05 am

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