Man with autism learns to drive, gets job decorating cakes

Michael Holtzclaw enjoys the total process of decorating grocery store cakes, including just being able to get in his automobile and come to work to get started.

The 22-year-old with autism seemed unlikely a few years ago to be able to enjoy such an independent existence. But through the help of the United Way-funded Goodwill Industries, he was able to get his driver’s license and find employment.

“The driving instructor said he was a natural,” said his mother, Linda Holtzclaw, with a laugh.

via Beating driving fears takes the cake for man with autism ยป Knoxville News Sentinel.

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