Autism - The 5000 Initiative

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The 5000 Initiative: Autism in Tech Workforce: We are uniting companies who train and employ people with autism in technology positions – resulting in 5000 jobs for these individuals by the Year 2020. An estimated 500,000 young adults with autism will be entering the workforce during the next decade. Employers are seeing advantages to hiring these individuals, many of whom have strengths that lend to succeeding in technology – often quality assurance, data services and software and website testing. The 5000 Initiative was launched in March 2016 in Dallas at a summit hosted by Meticulon, MindSpark and LaunchAbility and powered by AT&T. To learn more, call 469-241-9100 email us or follow @5000AutismJobs. Click on the Summit logo above to go to the 5000 Initiative official Twitter page.

Plus, here's just a sample of why this is so important:

Prevalence of Autism in the US is Estimated at 1 in 68 Births

Young Adults with Autism Find Work in Tech.

Changing the Spectrum: Autism in the Workplace

Companies Seek out Workers with Autism to Fuel Innovation

Autism in the Workforce: It Makes Good Business Sense!

About 1% of the World’s Population Has Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism In The Workplace: An Insider’s Perspective