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In my first post, I shared a little about myself and the challenges I face as an autistic individual. I also touched base on Autism Delaware and the difference it has made in my life. Now I want to go into more depth as to how Autism Delaware made that powerful impact in my life; helping me in my growth as an adult with ASD.  And where I would like to start is with their POW&R program. I was introduced to the POW&R program back in 2009 through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Working with the program director and a number of direct service professionals, I was taught a variety of new skills to help me in the job environment. One area that they found I had a particular strength in was data entry. They introduced me to the FileMaker database, demonstrating and then having me enter contacts and donations on my own.

At roughly about the same time I was placed with a number of businesses as a volunteer so staff could get a feel to what my other abilities were and how they could be directed. In time, when the coaches felt confident that I could hold a position, I was given employment in a number of real office environments. My first job was at a tax accounting office, handling filings and mailings. A little over a year later I moved on to a different position at a doctor’s office, handling the scanning and filing of medical documents.  Later on after employment with the medical office, I joined Autism Delaware, taking on a broader range of responsibilities; responsibilities that looking back on I could not have handled on my own without the patience, strength, and support of the staff at POW&R. And I am forever thankful for all that they have done to help me reach where I am at now.

About Kyle Bryan

Kyle Bryan is a speaker, an advocate, a friend, brother, son, uncle, team member at Autism Delaware and an adult with autism spectrum disorder. In these blog posts Kyle will share some of his experiences as a self advocate and the challenges — and support — he finds along the way.

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