A podcast series focused on the impact of the ACRES Project on its small town community by highlighting individual's stories from its participants, staff, and other members of the ACRES network. ACRES is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster independence, self-advocacy, social opportunities, and work/life skills for adults with autism.
In this episode of Pieces, Jeff, a young adult on the autism spectrum, describes how ACRES has helped him pursue his degree in college and how he has been (in many ways) a trailblazer regarding support in schools for students with autism-- from elementary to collegiate education.
ACRES is an organization whose mission is to increase independence and quality of life for adults with autism. Piece's first guest, Mary Krupa, discusses her experiences as a woman with autism, along with some of the programs ACRES has formed to provide social and supportive outlets specifically for women on the autism spectrum. Content warning: between 9:30 to 13:05, sexual assault is discussed in very general terms in regards to how autism can effect a person’s perception of sexual advances. The conversation is kept non-specific and is only talking about it as a larger issue, but if you’d prefer to skip over it, 13:05 is the last time it comes up.