Clay Lewis, a 17-year-old with autism, started a trash cleaning business after two years of looking for an after-school work unsuccessfully.
“I was trying to get a job at a fast food restaurant, but I wasn’t successful,” Clay Lewis said. Now, his business, which he started with the aid of his mother, has become so successful he hires extra staff.
His family hope the Clay’s Bin Cleaning company would inspire employers to hire more people on the autism spectrum.
Laura, his mother, told ABC that it was “unbelievably satisfying” to see him earn money through his business.
“It means that when he finishes school, he will have a full business to step into, and he will be able to achieve an independent lifestyle. The unemployment and under-employment rate of disabled people is incredibly high.”