Rising Tide Car Wash – employing people with autism

Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Florida has started a new wave of support for employing individuals with autism. The D’Eri family opened up the car wash in June 2012 based on a business motto that combines dedicated training and high standards in their public commitment to employ people with autism. Inspired by the fears […]

Roses for Autism Provides Centerpieces for Sixth Annual World Focus on Autism Event

Autism Daily Newscast recently ran a story on Roses for Autism, a vocational program in Guilford, Connecticut, that trains and employs people with autism. The organization was honored to provide floral centerpieces for the “Sixth Annual World Focus on Autism” in New York City. The event was hosted by Suzanne and Bob Wright, so-founders of […]

Extraordinary Ventures Helps Parents Create Jobs for Autistic Adults

The job market is rough these days. It’s even rougher for those who have been diagnosed with autism. A survey published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry reports that people with intellectual disabilities were five times more likely than those with autism to have been employed since leaving high […]

Harry’s Buttons Offers Employment to Adults with Autism

Any parent raising a child with autism knows what it’s like to worry about their child’s future. Harry Engnell Sr. was no different. When his son, Harry Jr. graduated from high school in 2003, there were few opportunities for adults with autism in the workplace. Then they bought a button machine. “We had a button-making […]

Can Adults with Autism Achieve Independence?

Research shows that young adults with autism are more likely to live with their parents than those with other diagnoses. The National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, a long-term, federally funded survey of special education students and their parents, followed 620 individuals with autism, 450 with intellectual disabilities, 410 with learning disabilities, and 380 with emotional disturbance […]

Vodafone seek to recruit Autistic individuals

Vodafone has become the largest company in Europe to actively seek out individuals with high functioning Autistic spectrum disorders due to adeptness in blue sky thinking and understanding code. IT companies have long been reaping the benefits of selecting candidates who have high functioning autism because the condition itself promotes ‘outside the box’ and original […]

Hackathons helping create Technology for Autism

Coming up on July 20th-21st in San Francisco, CA, is the Autism Hackathon, a 24-hour event located at Twilio Headquarters. This particular Hackathon will focus on the design apps to specifically help adults on the autism spectrum handle and succeed in five important areas of life: employment, post secondary education, romantic relationships, finding roommates, and […]

Germany takes a Leadership Stance in Employing people on the Autism Spectrum

Autism is a disability which is caused due to the mutilation of the development of the brain or the central nervous system. The characteristic of an autistic person is that they have difficulty in social interactions but they are exceptionally good in specific fields. A small computer consulting firm named Auticon in Berlin has employed […]

New York Nonprofit Advancing the Mission of People With Disabilities in the Workplace

Special Citizens, a New York City non-profit organization that has been supporting adults and children with Autism for over forty years, has become a leader in providing the individuals they support with an opportunity to join the workforce. NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The fight for equality in the workplace among Americans with disabilities […]

Uniqlo Honored for Commitment to Hiring People with Disabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Global Japanese retailer Uniqlo was named “Employer of the Year” at Gatepath’s “Power of Possibilities” recognition event for its commitment to hiring adults with special needs and disabilities. Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151020/278871 “It’s such an honor to receive this award for Uniqlo.  Every single store hires workers with disabilities,” […]