Nobody would give this teen with autism a job, so he started a business
|CTVnews 22 Feb 2019 at 17:20|
I searched and applied for jobs for two years and did not get one interview, Clay Lewis told CTV News Channel from his home in Brisbane, Australia.
As of January, his business, Clays Bin Cleaning, has made more than AUS$6,000 and has roughly 70 clients.
He charges AUS$10 for the first bin and AUS$5 for each additional bin. He regularly offers free bin cleaning to local charities.
Im very proud of him, his mother Laura Lewis told CTV News Channel. I knew that he could do it.
She added that employers were unable to see past their own judgments and made unfair assumptions about Clays competency because of his disability.
Lewis said that Clays story has given hope to a lot of people, particularly parents of children with autism.
All Clay is doing is living a 17-year-olds ordinary life: working, going to school, having a girlfriend and hanging out with friends, she said.