It’s always hard for young people to secure employment. If you add autism into the mix, it can be ten times as hard to secure employment, but one business could be changing that!
Around the country, and the world, the future is beginning to look a lot brighter for those affected by autism. Effective support and services for adults and children with autism are improving and expanding every day. Using innovative business solutions, employment options for people with autism are getting broader all the time.
One business is leading the way is Rising Tide Car Wash. Rising Tide Car Wash was founded by the father and older brother of a young man who has autism. The business is a scalable conveyorized car wash. This business was set up and established to suit those with autism. As of February 2015, the very first location in Florida employed thirty-five people on the autism spectrum.
“If we get this right, this is a game changer,” says co-founder John D’Eri in the Sounding the Alarm documentary. “This will change disability employment… to sustainable, better business where you can get a return on investment and help people at the same time. What’s better than that?”
Check out the Rising Tide in the Sounding the Alarm clip here. With the right owners and operators, businesses like the Rising Tide Car Wash could be rolled out around the country, and even the world.
It is important for young people with autism to be able to pursue a career in the traditional employment market. Being able to earn a living, and become self-sufficient is a big step towards equality and a happy and enjoyable lifestyle. If know of any businesses which offer support geared towards people on the autism spectrum, don’t hesitate to comment below and let us know.