In the United States, it is estimated that 1 in every 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.
The National Institute of Health describes the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by repetitive and characteristic patterns of behavior and difficulties with social communication and interaction. The symptoms are present from early childhood and affect daily functioning.
Bridging the Disability Employment Divide for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum.
It is estimated that 80% of autistic adults are unemployed or underemployed.
The Precisionists, Inc. (TPI) was created to address and improve working opportunities for autistic adults.
TPI is honored to share common objectives with Specialisterne to bridge the employment divide for individuals on the autism spectrum. Together, we are committed to train and hire people with autism. TPI leadership and Specialisterne have worked together to develop an innovative model to successfully employ and support autistic adults. In this initiative, TPI will hire individuals on the autism spectrum to meaningful work in technology and administrative roles, such as software testing, data quality assurance, programming, scanning, indexing, data mining, and data entry. TPI will provide a team-based, supportive environment for the individuals as they begin their job assignments and as they grow in their careers.
Attention to detail, recognizing patterns and precision are all valuable skills for information technology and business operations roles, and these attributes and skills are what the autistic workers bring to the workplace and their project.
TPI and Specialisterne see an innovative opportunity to leverage the unique talents of people with autism, while providing them the support and guidance needed to develop meaningful careers.