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[Source: Miami Sun Sentinel]
If finding a job is tough for any young adult in South Florida these days, imagine the challenge for those with autism and other developmental disabilities.
The Dan Marino Foundation is starting a program to reduce those hurdles.
A new jobs-development program will allow high school graduates with autism and other developmental disabilities to obtain college-level skills and internships to secure work
The state has allocated $1 million for the venture through the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, which now is focusing more on preparing the disabled for the workplace.
The foundation, launched by Miami Dolphins football star Dan Marino after the birth of his autistic son Michael, expects to help 40 to 60 young adults in the new program in its first year, which will start in October. Applications for the program are available online at http://www.marinocampus.org. The deadline for applying is July 26.