Supporting the interests of a child with autism can lead to their career

14-year old Dylan Greene has a unique interest. Vacuum cleaners have fascinated him ever since he was 2 years old, about the same time he was diagnosed with autism. The story of his birthday present, a live demonstration from a vacuum salesman and company gift of a Kirby vacuum, has gone viral. NBC12 covered the story and included an interview with SDCA Director Adam Dreyfus.

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“With children who have autism, you should support their skills and strengths, whatever they may be,” said Dreyfus.  “It could lead to a career.” Kirby Vacuums have already said they would love to have Dylan.


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