My Pathway to Regaining My Financial Independence

Getting Autistics Jobs and Off Public Assistance

This video references both of the following documents.  I recommend that you download both so you can see for yourself that my commentary on both of them is accurate.

2008 JAN (Job Accommodation Network: Accommodation and Compliance Series: Asperger’s Syndrome [Based on the DSM 4]):

2013 JAN (Job Accommodation Network: Accommodation and Compliance Series: Autism Spectrum Disorder [Based on the DSM 5]):

Transition to Independence Act (S.1604)

Sam Bartlow, a fellow autistic self-advocate, received an email notification for the ASAN (Autism Self-Advocacy Network) concerning the Transition to Independence Act (S.1604) and shared the information with me. I became concerned with some of what I was reading in the “Factsheet” that ASAN had released. In order to clarify what this bill is actually about, I downloaded a copy of it so I could read it for myself:

Here’s the ASAN “Factsheet”:

After reading through the bill, I am even more concerned about the apparent short sightedness of those who wrote it. Note that the language I am using indicates that I am open to the possibility that there is more to this plan than I am aware of, and that those who wrote it might be able to set me straight on some or all of my concerns. The first step for them to do this is to engage in direct dialog with me, as well as others who may also have concerns.

In order to bring this about, I have contacted 7 of the 11 members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation to invite them to be guests on my August 12, 2015, internet radio program. Two of them were contacted by email, two by hand letter to their home office and three by both methods. Since they were only given a week and a half notice, I am not chastising them for not participating. However, I did hope that at least one of their aides will take the time to listen to the broadcast, and/or this video of the August 15, 2015 presentation, they declined to do that as well.

Please feel free to watch the video, and read the accompanying assessment that you can download before, then tell me if my predictions were 100% accurate.

Occupational Struggles of Autistics

To see the chain of events that led up to this video, please go to “OUR CASE TO OUR POLITICIANS” page:


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