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Grant a Gift foundation aims to help those with autism

Posted: 8:18 AM, Feb 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-26 11:18:00-05

People with autism are getting some new hope for their future. A program that saw success in Colorado is now in Las Vegas.

The participants are learning from great business minds like Bill Gates and Walt Disney.

Ritchie Navarro loves radio. For a long time, it seemed like autism would keep him from his passion.

"I always wanted to be on [the] air," said Navarro.

Thanks to the Spark program , Navarro may get closer to his dream.

"That little bit of spark if you will of inspiration in them, when I see that come out unprompted and unmitigated those are the biggest moments that I think are surprising. Oh, we're doing it right!" said Brittany Houston, a coordinator for the Spark program.

The 12-week entrepreneurial program teaches business skills, budgeting, everything you need to know to be successful in the real world.

"My hope for the program is just that they understand that they don't just have to bag groceries or work in a typical setting," said Houston.

This program is proving no obstacle will hold participants back as they follow their dreams.