What to know: Eddie Lin, a 22-year-old with autism, is creating amazing balloon sculptures to honor essential workers.
He goes by the name Ausome Balloon Creator and has managed to turn his special interest into a business. Originally started for weekend special events, Lin is now getting more and more requests to make thank you balloon sculptures for frontline people such as police officers, mail carriers and health care workers. The frontlines: Although Lin has found success in running a business, unemployment is a huge issue in the autistic community.
One study suggested that about 35% of autistic people go to college and among those with diplomas, only 15% are employed Autistic unemployment rates are 85%, where the general population isRead more on themighty.com