It is estimated that over 3.5 million adults in the United States are living with a disorder on the autism spectrum. Autism can manifest in a variety of ways; sometimes autistic individuals struggle with social interactions, and sometimes physical ticks are the sole symptom. The stigma of the condition often becomes an obstacle when seeking employment, but there are many companies that hire people with autism.
Neurodiversity is a new term that is gaining traction in the psychology field. It is the idea that neurological differences like autism and ADHD are the result of normal, natural variation in the human genome.
Rising Tide Car Wash
Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, FL, is one of the top employers in the area reaching out to individuals with autism. The small business participates in the Support Autism Employment program and works individually with job applicants who are on the spectrum. Some of the duties the employees at the company enjoy include the following:
- Interact with customers
- Operate cash register
- Assist with car washing
Employees at the Parkland location work with management to develop solutions to the challenges that appear in the autism workforce.
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