Coding startup to train people with autism to work in tech industry
People on the autism spectrum often find it hard to get the support and skills needed to find jobs in the tech industry. Now they will thanks to a new program for autistic people, by autistic people.
A new startup called Coding Autism, launched in April, is developing a school in Los Angeles, US, to teach autistic people coding, web development, and software engineering skills.
Participants will attend a 15-week, full-time program that includes resume workshops, career counseling, interview preparation, and access to professional mentors.
Coding Autism will also help participants find jobs in the tech industry. Students will also get to present their portfolios on Coding Autism's website, so potential employers can find them.
The startup founder says that the stigma and misconceptions around autism spectrum disorders still affects the community when it comes to finding jobs.