I received an email [Autism Investigated never got an email! :,( ] from Joe Pinzone of Optomen Productions in New York asking if we’d share a casting call for a program that’s been a BBC Series and is now coming to the USA called “Employable Me.” The program is about the great difficulty people with mental health and brain “differences” have in finding work. As our kids age up and out of school into full adulthood, gainful employment may or may not be an option. For instance, my 22 year old daughter is in a day program with volunteer opportunities (she delivers Meals on Wheels). Others who have higher functioning levels work at paid employment. While our readership tends to have pretty severely affected children, there are plenty of you whose kids may be able to have full employment. And boy, do we wish that for you – for them. If you’re interested in casting for this program, please contact Joe Pinzone <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Preview of the Aut-Knight himself:
According to a casting blurb:
EMPLOYABLE ME seeks to prove that having a neurological condition neurological condition such as Tourette Syndrome, Autism or Asperger’s should be viewed as an ASSET rather than an obstacle in the workplace.
And it’s already doing a hell of a job.
Autism Investigated could not help but contact Optomen Productions to be cast in this new documentary and will keep readers informed of any updates.