Site helps people with autism find jobs, homes

A local organization is helping adults with autism find jobs, homes and a support community.



With a growing number of New Yorkers living with autism, an organization called Therapeutic Outreach Uniting Community Health New York State has stepped in to help. The TOUCH NYS webpage helps people with disabilities connect to the services available for them, free of charge. 



"We wanted to help individuals who are receiving services self-direct their lives and become as independent as possible," said Alex Dimaio, statewide coordinator of the TOUCH NYS website. 



Since April, TOUCH NYS has helped 200 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities and their advocates.


sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."