Small Business Showcase, Autism Society + News

Come be inspired by the Small Business Showcase at AASCEND‘s April 26 meeting – a self-employment forum where members present their small businesses, talk about what they offer and about the ups and downs of running a small business on the spectrum. Find the service you’ve been looking for or get inspiration to be an entrepreneur yourself!

The April 26 meeting will be a double-header: We will also be joined by Jill Escher, president of the Autism Society of the San Francisco Bay Area, to talk about how our organizations can work together and what we have to offer each other.When: Sat Apr 26, 10am – Noon
Where: The Arc of SF 1500 Howard St. @ 11th St.    SF, CA 94103  map

In other news, the film Too Sane for This World, featuring many AASCEND members has been released on DVD by Cinema Libre Films. The film just received this very positive review in the UK. 

Software giant SAP has discovered the autism advantage in the untapped talents of people on the autism spectrum! AASCEND co-chair Greg Yates recently represented autistic adults and our organization at a nationally-publicized event announcing SAP’s new Autism at Work training and hiring program. The program is off to a great start and we’ll all be cheering its further development. (That’s Greg in the green.)

Here’s a sample of the nationally-syndicated NBC TV report on the event.