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Popcorn for the People on Fox Five News!

Popcorn for the People has had the amazing opportunity to spread our story and our mission to people all over the country. Whether through media publications like Mental Floss or through collaborations with social influencers, every additional person we expose our story to helps Popcorn for the People grow and, even more importantly, helps more and more people on the autism spectrum gain meaningful employment. In 2018, Popcorn for the People were invited to share our story on Fox Five News! Our very own Steven and Sam Bier were guests on Fox Five News and had the opportunity to inform the public and news anchor Antwan Lewis about the unemployment rate seen by individuals with autism. In response to the...

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Happy National Popcorn Day, from Popcorn for the People!

Every January 19, America celebrates National Popcorn Day! To discuss thе history оf Pорсоrn Day, one muѕt understand the hiѕtоrу of Pорсоrn. The оriginаl соrn wаѕ dеrivеd frоm small grass with kеrnеlѕ nоt much different than thаt оf whеаt; careful ѕеlесtiоn аnd gеnеrаtiоnѕ оf brееding have rеѕultеd in whаt wе think оf tоdау аѕ the соrn plant. Sоmеtimе аlоng thе linе, it was realized thаt сеrtаin corn kеrnеlѕ, whеn ѕubjесtеd tо heat, will рор and reveal thеir ѕоft fluffу endosperm in a сlоud around thеir ѕhеll. Bеfоrе long it wаѕ diѕсоvеrеd tо bе a light and delicious trеаt, аnd cultivation lеd to thе рорсоrn wе hаvе tоdау. Pорсоrn has been around fоr сеnturiеѕ аnd is one оf the оldеѕt ѕnасkѕ...

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5 Autism Friendly Employers: Combatting Massive Unemployment Rate of Adults With Autism

The current unemployment rate among adults with autism and other developmental disabilities is around 85%. While there are multiple reasons for the disparity between this unemployment rate and the general population’s unemployment rate (which comes in at around 3.9%), a major one is a typical workplace lack of understanding and accommodation for Disabled people. However, with an increase in awareness of autism and an increase in the demand for workers with the skills, thought patterns, and work ethic that are commonly seen among people on the spectrum, comes more opportunity. More and more employers are dedicating themselves to more inclusivity and understanding of people on the autism spectrum. Here are five! Popcorn for the People Popcorn for the People was...

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Why Gift Giving Is Good

Gift giving has been a long tradition that dates back thousands of years as far back as man can remember. To understand why we are so captivated with giving gifts, it is essential to go back in time to find the history of giving gifts. In primitive cavemen culture, the giving of gifts was fairly common as it was used to show love and affection towards one another. Later during the Egyptian era, gifts were most notably given to their pharaohs who built massive pyramids to store their wealth for the afterlife. In Roman times people would present each other with good luck gifts, which lasted for centuries and later influenced all of the Western civilization onwards. By the Medieval...

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People Benefit From Work! Here's Why

Benefits of Employment Work gives individuals a sense of purpose and self-worth. For many, it defines who we are and is a source of justifiable pride. Work helps improve individual and family finances, and it helps us connect socially. All individuals, regardless of disability, deserve the opportunity to be full members of their community where they can live, learn, work and play through all stages of life. As long as your conditions of work are fair and you’re not operating in a perilous environment, employment benefits your intellectual and physical fitness. Being in active service (work) boosts your self-esteem by giving you a day-to-day purpose. It also offers you a clear and direct way to contribute to something much bigger...

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