Saint Peters, MO (PRWEB) April 1, 2011
Just in time for Autism Awareness Month, an on-line Mall is open to showcase the products and services created by people with autism. It is located at http://www.autismmall.biz and has been developed by Dee Carrick, owner of the online autism store OZMO LLC (http://www.ozmofun.com).
As a parent of an autistic adult, Dee Carrick has seen statistics that 90% of adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed as reported by the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) at http://www.autismcenter.org.
Yet, many autistic adults are creative people with their own unique talents and gifts. They just need a central location to publicize their products and services. That central location is the Autism Mall http://www.autismmall.biz.
The online listing of autistic products and services is completely free.
The only catch? The listed products must be made or created by a person on the autism spectrum.
A few listings have already been added as a start, and the products include books, coloring books, speakers, and even a race director service. People with autism just need to send their information about their products/services to deeozmo(at)gmail(dot)com The Autism Mall will list them if appropriate.
Increasing numbers of autistic children (numbers the Centers for Disease Control-CDC now estimates at almost 1%, or one in 110 ) who have been the traditional focus of autism organizations, will soon be autistic adults.
They may have been educated and trained to cope with the world, but they can still be at a severe disadvantage in obtaining and keeping jobs. Many will still need public support for housing and living expenses.
The Autism Mall can help them earn money to support themselves. The Autism Mall will also help them share their talents, their views, and their gifts with the world.