Niwot residents nurture a trend toward hiring people with autism


March 30, 2022

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Casey Grothus loves his job training students to use 3D software, SketchUp. He says employers are recognizing the talents of people with autism like himself, "We still have a way to go before the autism community is completely accepted but we're on the right track."

Niwot's Casey Grothus is heading to California next month to give a presentation at the corporate headquarters of a major tech company in Silicon Valley. It's something he never imagined as a child with autism.

"I worried all the time that it would be hard to get a job. Absolutely," Grothus said. "Members of the autism community have such a high unemployment rate and underemployment rate that...

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