Replacing the Autism Puzzle with a Blueprint of Social Innovation
April 11, 2017
“The Bottom Line of Disabilities,” is an annual symposium held by the Salt Lake City-based Columbus Community Center and the Philadelphia-based Global Interdependence Center (GIC) with a focus on the social and economic impact of disabilities. Young adults with autism face an 80% unemployment rate, compared to a 3.5% unemployment rate that is currently driving Utah’s prosperity and standard of living. Panelists at this program discussed policies, practices, and public-private partnerships that can facilitate opportunities for young adults with autism so that they, too, can contribute their human capital to an already prosperous community. The event was co-hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber and the Autism Council of Utah.