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Area firms offer training for special needs students

Like most teenagers, Kiper Prince is not crazy about going to work.

The 17-year-old works in the stockroom at Saxon Shoes at Short Pump Town Center. He spends a few hours a day twice a week putting up and pulling down boxes of pumps, sneakers and clogs.

“I don’t want to work today,” Kiper said one day last week at the beginning of his shift.

Kiper, though, is not your typical teenager. He’s autistic.

And with his autism comes a series of worries for his parents, including what will happen when he’s grown and they aren’t able to care for him.

Read more here: Area firms offer training for special-needs students | Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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