14-year-old Edmonton boy with autism gains community support with lawn care business – Edmonton

Terrell Julien, 14, is making a name for himself in Edmonton after starting his own lawn care service.

He moved his family from Montreal last year and started the company shortly afterwards.

“I mow your lawn, then I rake the leaves, then I put everything in trash bags,” said Terrell.

Depending on the size of the yard, this job costs anywhere from $ 25 to $ 50.

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Tehron, Terrell’s little brother, moved his business into the house and opened a laundry service.

“I’ll pick up the laundry, wash and dry it, and bring it back. Then I’ll collect the money, ”said Teheron.

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Tehron accepts three to five pieces of baggage at a time and charges $ 10 per bag.

Together these brothers are busy and it looks like things are getting busier.

“I actually posted an ad for her on Facebook,” said Melika Julien, the mother of Teheron and Terrell. “It went into 14 different groups and all of a sudden I saw it explode. I was really surprised. “

The cutest part of the deal is the guys giving back some of their profits to an organization that means a lot to their family: The Montreal Snap program. Terrell lives with autism and has long been part of this charity.

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“This donation was very important to us. Especially for Terrell, ”said Melika. “You were the company that helped Terrell deal with his autism.”

How could all of this not make one parent glow from ear to ear?

“I’m really proud of her. We are really trying to teach our children the importance of financial independence, financial education and just giving back and helping the community, ”said Melika.

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“The way I see them getting started with their businesses, they are so independent and so happy, and that makes us happy.”

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