“I always noticed I was different to others. My senior year of high school, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, an Autism spectrum disorder. All these symptoms matched me to a “T.” I understood math and logic, but for socializing, I needed to open up textbooks and study it.”
Thanks to the neurodiversity endeavors of Procter & Gamble, Danny was understood for his capabilities and was hired as a valued team member. Procter & Gamble invited Easterseals to be part of its Austism@Work initiative because its expertise in job coaching.
Danny’s Easterseals Job Coach has helped him navigate the nuances of interaction and roles of being an employee.
“For the first time, I felt like any sort of employer actually listened to me and took an interest in who I was not just what I was could do. I’m able to actually push myself, apply myself and grow as a person that I really knew I could be. I just needed to be given the opportunity.”