ROCHESTER, Minn. – There’s a growing number of children who are being diagnosed with Autism. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent said one in 59 children are diagnosed with the disorder, which means there’s a need for more people to work with them.
That’s why RCTC hosted a job fair Monday to help find more people to work in the field.
Jon Sailer is the director at the Rochester Center for Children. They were one of around eight booths at the job fair.
“Ninety-nine percent of the problem is just finding good, qualified people to come and work there,” Sailer said.
He said its important to fill the many open positions, because if they don’t it means there will be a growing waiting list for their services.
Sailer’s worked in this line of work his whole life and said helping people with disabilities is rewarding.
“Seeing someone learn to talk, seeing someone able to use sign language to communicate what they want,” Sailer said, “those are milestones that you get to see and you get to share with them with the family and there's nothing like that experience.”
Another job fair will be held at RCTC on Thurs., May 3 for jobs in the mental health field. It will be from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Heintz Center Commons.