My son got a JOB! It's a huge deal, really. The older he has gotten, the more "special" his special needs have made him. For him, the process of finding a job is not the same as it is for the rest of the "normal" population. He's been working with a job coach for at least 9 months, and it has been a slow process to try out different job experiences and explore his strengths and weaknesses. He was stymied for a while with a job coach he didn't click with, but as soon as he got his new coach, the job fell into place too. He hasn't actually started yet, but he's done all the paperwork, and he's ready when they are.