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Volunteering Opportunities for Individuals with Autism

Volunteering is important to make well-rounded adults. Volunteering activities not only impart key skills and keep a person engaged, it also benefits the community, spreads awareness about autism spectrum disorder, and helps to make new friends.  Many organizations offer volunteering opportunities to people with autism.

Many nonprofit organizations in your area may seek help from autistic individuals. These organizations offer swimming classes, horseback riding therapy, football/basketball leagues, and other similar activities. Since these organizations are already aware about the disorder to an extent, they can manage an individual with autism better than others. Volunteering opportunities may include taking statistics, helping with the sporting equipment, selling club merchandise, and buddy up with kids.

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Many senior citizen activity camps or residential facilities welcome volunteers. These camps often carry out citizen-connect programs where the elderly can interact with people having autism. They can sit together and have lunch, involve in play activities, and make new friends. Such programs have a positive bearing both on the senior citizens and the differently-abled persons.

How an Inclusive Workplace Matters

Churches always need volunteers to work with them in various community projects as well as in their daily activities. A person with autism can work in garden maintenance, in the kitchen, and keep computerized accounts of the income and expenses. Autistic individuals are known to be proficient while working on computers because it follows a system. This can be of a great advantage to an individual an individual with autism.

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