Working With Non-Disabled Peers
Individuals in our Supported Employment Program work at Walmart, McDonald’s, Sears, DSW Shoes and the local landfill and recycling center. Other job opportunities include work as cafeteria and janitorial staff at the Linwood School and positions alongside non-disabled peers at Linwood Boutique in Old Ellicott City. The Boutique provides employment and serves as a training site where individuals can develop the skills and receive the positive behavioral supports they need to someday enter the competitive workforce.
We believe people living with autism, like all individuals, deserve the opportunity and have the right to work in an integrated environment with peers regardless of their abilities. Over the years, we’ve demonstrated that in a structured and supportive environment, individuals living with autism can engage in productive work and, in time, develop the employment and social skills they need to succeed in the job market.