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Dad’s plea for son with Aspergers

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After seeing his son struggling to find a job this dad took matters into his own hands and reached out to the community for help.

Joshua Eager, from Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, has Aspergers and was finding it difficult to land a job despite his dedication to hard work.

Each denial left the 20-year-old feeling dejected and so his dad decided they needed to try a different approach.

Mr Eager took to their local community Facebook group Everything Sutherland Shire and asked if anyone could help Josh out with finding a job.

The response from the community was overwhelming, with hundreds of people commenting on the post to wish Josh luck and tag potential employers.

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This is beautiful. Well done dad ❤ I was in the exact same position & put a post up in our local community page as my son has a intellectual high functioning disability from his birth, my son too just wanted to work , do anything. But unfortunately i got nothing from my community. Literally nothing !! And i thought moving our family to a smallish country town would be beneficial to my son . So congratulations to The Sutherland Shire for being such a warm & supportive community.
P.s Son finally got work 3 years later & is flourishing 😊
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yes i agree
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Too many people see disability as liability and high maintenance.
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Unfortunately this is the case of many young adults with disabilities. They are not given an opportunity it had to take his Dad to asked for help on social media despite the fact he was with an agency and subsidy was available he was being rejected.
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People with disabilities are capable of holding a job, are reliable, and get along with every one. All they need is a chance!
Happy for this young man!
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I doesn’t matter who you are, it’s important to feel valued. What a great dad, young man, employer and community.
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This is beautiful. Well done dad ❤ I was in the exact same position & put a post up in our local community page as my son has a intellectual high functioning disability from his birth, my son too just wanted to work , do anything. But unfortunately i got nothing from my community. Literally nothing !! And i thought moving our family to a smallish country town would be beneficial to my son . So congratulations to The Sutherland Shire for being such a warm & supportive community.
P.s Son finally got work 3 years later & is flourishing 😊
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This is lovely. Many people with disabilities are more than capable of handling certain types of jobs depending on their disability and circumstance etc. So glad his dad got such an good response.
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