Why One Mother of an Adult with Autism Believes that Stories Will Change the World

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Children with autism, about one in sixty-eight kids, grow up surrounded by negative stigmas and misinformation. When they reach adulthood, they are often under-prepared for or under-appreciated in the workforce — roughly 90 percent of adults on the spectrum are unemployed or underemployed.

That’s why Jodi Murphy, whose adult son has ASD, created the nonprofit organization Geek Club Books — she hopes that through storytelling and positivity, her organization and others like it can make a profound change in the way the world views Autism Spectrum Disorder.

She has a great reason to believe this. Maybe I’m biased because I’m a book nerd and a writer, but I’m convinced that stories can change the world for the better. For proof, just take a look at Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Maybe stories about autism will have a similar effect on society.

In any case, learn more about the organization and its mission in this video.

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The Autism Site is a place where people can come together to support people who are affected by autism spectrum disorder. In addition to sharing inspiring stories, shopping for the cause, and signing petitions, visitors can take just a moment each day to click on the red button to provide therapy for children and families living with autism spectrum disorders. Visit The Autism Site and click today - it's free!