People do not grow out of autism. Autism is a lifelong disorder; however, the manifestation of symptoms may change over time. While there is yet no known cure, autism is definitely treatable.
When we Celebrate Autism, we want to celebrate all sorts of people from our Autism Community. This month, we’re celebrating two long-term employees at Autism Services who have recently retired – Sharon Schneider, former Office Manager and Shirley Kloeble, former Director of Finance. They have dedicated 13 and 15 years of service respectively. During their time with us, they saw our agency grow significantly in terms of the number of individuals and families we serve. Both Sharon and Shirley adapted to this shift and helped bring about change with technologies and staffing in Administration to manage the increase and to ensure things run smoothly. We have much respect and gratitude for the wonderful people they are, the blessings they’ve shared, and the contributions they have made to Autism Services and to the people we serve. Thank you, Sharon and Shirley! We hope you enjoy retirement!
P.S. Although Shirley has retired as Director of Finance, she will still be with us a few hours each week as our Senior Accountant.