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Phoenix Precision Project To Create Hundreds Of Jobs For People With Developmental Disabilities

A new partnership called the Phoenix Precision Project expects to create hundreds of jobs over the next few years for people with autism and other developmental disabilities, in collaboration with The Precisionists, Inc., a Delaware-based company. Arizona's the third state the company has created jobs in, after Delaware and Tennessee.

“This is a big win for our community and our state. It represents public, private, philanthropic and nonprofit collaboration at its finest," said Denise Resnik, the founder of First Place, who recruited The Precisionists to Arizona. "It helps us set the bar higher for what we can expect for people who have a different ability and to create more hopeful futures.” 

First Place AZ is a real-estate developer with housing and training programs for people with autism and other neuro-diverse disorders.

So far, Salt River Project, Arizona Department of Economic Security and Mobile Mini will participate in the project. The Precisionists also will establish a training and technology center in the Valley later this year. The project was established by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and First Place AZ.

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An author, creative storyteller and now a radio journalist — that's Mythili Gubbi. She is a junior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, emphasizing on broadcast journalism with a minor in political science and a certificate in international studies. Her goal is to pursue a life in television or radio that truly makes an impact.She was born in Arizona and then moved to India, so her childhood was spent equally split on two continents. Her love for storytelling and passion for Indian culture led her to co-produce and co-host an Indian music and culture show on ASU's student station, Blaze Radio.She also published a young-adult fiction novel called "Kiara's Tiara" when she was in high school and hopes to continue to write books.When she's not telling stories, she's usually watching them in Bollywood movies or planning her next travel adventure.