Here is your chance to help the next generation of coders. Los Angeles-California based, “Coding Autism” has launched a program to train adults with autism how to code.
Given the fact that the number of people diagnosed with autism continue to rise annually, it is imperative that more programs are developed to teach them real-world career skills. Consider these facts:
- In the United States today, there are over 4 million individuals with autism: roughly 3 million being children and 1 million being adults.
- Since 2002, autism prevalence has increased by 6-15% year over year and is deemed as one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the United States.
- Out of all the adults on the autism spectrum, over 80% of them are either unemployed or underemployed.
- 66% of all high school graduates both do not continue their education or obtain a job within 2 years after their high school graduation.
- 1 out of every 68 children born in the United States is born with a form of autism.
- Autism is 5 times more prevalent in boys than it is in girls.
With underemployment and unemployment being an issue, Coding Autism gives adults living with autism the fundamental skills necessary to secure an entry-level web developer job and a new campaign is drawing on public support with a new crowdsource funding campaign: startsomegood.com/coding-
The company itself was started by Oliver Thornton who was diagnosed with autism along with his brother.
The initiative aims to grow enough support to provide for scholarships so that the entire 15-person first class can attend tuition-free. Consider donating: startsomegood.com/coding-