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Thornton’s story shared during Autism Awareness Month

Mason Thornton accepts help from Kelsey Parson, Sunflower Diversified Services staff member. Thornton has autism.

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Even though Mason Thornton has a job in the recycling operation at Sunflower Diversified Services, he wanted to take on more tasks in the non-profit agency’s lunchroom.
Thornton has autism and Sunflower staff wanted to share his story in observance of National Autism Awareness Month in April.
“Mason really likes to work in the lunchroom, as well as the recycling center,” said Ladeska “Decky” Makings, Sunflower’s interim executive director. “He prepares and wipes tables, and makes coffee. The great thing is, he asks to do these things.”
Thornton’s jobs involve hands-on training by Sunflower staff members “who ...


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