REED Autism Services, has joined forces with NEWHD Media, a unique media platform that provides jobs for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), to create transformative opportunities in the field of broadcasting.
Studies show that nearly half of all 25-year-olds with autism have never held a paying job. REED and NEWHD Media are working together to break down barriers and offer avenues for personal and professional growth. Central to the partnership is the launch of “The REED Radio Star Program,” a custom-curated radio show hosted by young autistic adults. The program is scheduled to air every Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight on NEWHD-NY. NEWHD-NY is accessible at newhdmedia.com, on TuneIn, Audacy, and the App Store.
Zach Martin, NEWHD Founder, said, “NEWHD’s partnership with REED is an example of how to make what was unthinkable possible. It’s exciting to be part of a revolutionary concept that is inclusive, innovative, and inspiring. I think everyone that downloads the NEWHD radio app and listens to REED Radio every Friday Night will hear something that is truly exceptional on every level.”
Chantelle Walker, REED Autism Services CEO, explained, “The near 85% unemployment rate among adults with autism is what drives us to seek opportunities for real change. We’re excited to partner with NEWHD Media and offer critical job training to young adults with autism and a platform to showcase their talents and abilities, while providing a unique opportunity for socialization among peers and a sense of belonging.”
Learn more at newhdmedia.com.