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For Those With Autism, Hospitals May Be Ideal Training Ground

June 11, 2014

Like many young adults with autism, Jason Bathurst faces a rugged job market when he graduates from high school this week. But his chances got a boost this year because he traded his senior year in school for one at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center. There, he crafted a resume and a PowerPoint presentation about himself. He learned elevator etiquette and how to stock supplies, transport people by wheelchair and make deliveries throughout the hospital. "Good morning, sir," the cheerful young Portsmouth man said last week as he made his way from room to room on the fourth floor at Maryview. "I'm going to put my name on your board, so you'll know who I am." To read more, click here

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