Coding Autism: the startup empowering autistic adults in the tech industry
Technology has helped open doors for people with autism, from AI apps democratizing education, to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Strategies providing new forms of expression.
However, opportunities for autistic adults to work in the tech industry are lacking.
Even with strong interview and social skills, landing a first job can be a struggle. For individuals with autism or Asperger’s, who perhaps struggle with basic interactions, applying to a job, let alone going in for an interview, can seem impossible. The social stigma surrounding the disability, and societal assumption that those with autism are not fit, or do not want to work, do nothing to alleviate the struggle.
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- 12th December 2017