Out of Step Empowers People with Disabilities to Greater Financial Success


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Nikki Zimmerman, founder of Out of Step joins Autism Empowerment Radio to talk about their organization which provides a platform for entrepreneurs with disabilities to create greater financial independence. Many adults on the autism spectrum find it difficult to work within a traditional workspace. Out of Step helps people with disabilities create better economic success. It is a free and innovative online marketplace and platform where people with disabilities can make money and promote a business by selling goods and services. Through Out of Step, consumers can find all sorts of great things, from books to industrial tools and dating services to computer help… all by people who happen to have a disability. The idea for Out of Step originated from Nikki Zimmerman's own life. As the mother to a daughter with a disability, Nikki saw the need for a tool to empower each individual's strengths rather than focus on the disability. Nikki and her team launched Out of Step because they believe people with disabilities can and do want to work. They're proudly out of step with the notion that people with disabilities must continue to experience a 70% unemployment rate. Out of Step motivates individuals to move forward and believe in possibilities again…or in some cases for the first time. It changes the way people with disabilities are seen by all. Visit them at: www.outofstep.com

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