Autistic young adults find employment, support at Houston non-profit

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Many Autistic young adults face an uncertain future once they have aged out of the educational and developmental resources provided to them as school-aged children. Now, the Houston non-profit Aspire Accessories is training, employing and lending a helping hand as they navigate their way through adulthood.

"Not a lot of people understand what we have," said Kaitlin Winkler.

With a sewing machine buzzed in the background, the 19-year-old described what Aspire meant to her.

"This is some place where they can -where we can be safe, we're not criticized, we're given support," she said.

We'll have more about Aspire Accessories and its goals tonight on Eyewitness News at 10.

More resources:
Link to April is National Autism Awareness Month from the Autism Society
Link to Aspire Accessories Etsy page
Link to our story from when Aspire initially launched
Link to Aspire Accessories website
Link to CDC info on Autism
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