Zoom Autism Magazine Issue12 - Page 4

IN THIS ISSUE... COVER STORY The Wilson Family Diary of a Mom’s Jess Wilson shares how life for her family isn’t always smooth, but as difficult as it can be to live through, it’s the hard stuff that teaches them about each other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 FEATURES REGULARS Realizing the Benefits of Autistic Inclusion in the Workplace . . . . 08 26 Close Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . There are millions of Autistic and neuro- divergent people, and they can change the way we do business. 7 Companies that are Doing Disability Inclusion RIGHT! . . . . 30 Find out which companies we highlighted and what they are doing to help accommodate the needs of this often overlooked and underval- ued workforce. SPECIAL ADDITIONS Cummings and Goings . . . . . . . . . . 34 36 Legislation Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06 Letter from the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . Zoom In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 This Issue’s Q&A Question What skill/goal do you want to accomplish that you have not met yet? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 See what some of our Facebook readers had to say... “I highly recommend this FREE Autism magazine! #Actually Artist Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 ZOOM Autism through Many Lenses – Lois Prislovsky Ph.D Robbie Ierubino, a talented autistic artist who hopes to attend Staffordshire University in England to study graphic design in the fall, offers us some original pieces on inclusion. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook so that you can be a part of our discussions too! Spotlight on Success . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 It is with sadness that ZOOM must Nancy Burrows shares how her son James’ love for music has helped him learn how to creatively express himself, forge relationships, build confidence and envision a path to a rewarding career. 4 Autistic Contributors.” say goodbye to our incredible Art Director, Suzanne Chanesman. Suzanne, we thank you for your time, your talent, your loyalty and re- spect! We will miss you but do wish you much success in your new business ventures. ZOOM Autism through Many Lenses 5