Article from Global News Edmonton
Business owners will often tell you that the first year is always the hardest. Well, one Edmonton man who has autism has managed to make it to his one-year anniversary with flying colours.
Anthony Barrett received a lot of attention after his aide, Mikey Hamm, posted a video of him on YouTube last August, introducing him and his new delivery business “Anthony At Your Service” to potential employers.
It was his mom who realized Anthony would be good at deliveries. But it was the video showcasing Anthony’s personality that gave his budding business a little boost. Many of the people who initially hired Anthony said they liked his story and simply wanted to meet him.
That’s something Anthony seems to enjoy, as well.
“He loves going in and seeing new places, and I think he really likes meeting people and sort of just, I don’t know, being part of the community,” says Hamm, who gets paid to accompany Anthony through the provincial government’s Persons with Developmental Disabilities program.
“Every day we have this thing we can look forward to and we’ve gotten to meet so many people and Edmonton has been so, so encouraging and excited about this and that’s really great,” Hamm adds.