Every year, the number of people diagnosed with autism rises, however there are simply not enough quality programs designed towards training adults with autism with real-world career skills. As a result, too many are either unemployed or working in menial jobs below their skill level. To help adults with autism learn the fundamental skills necessary to secure an entry-level web developer job, Coding Autism today announced a new program to train those with autism how to code.
To help fund the program, and allow contributors to provide for scholarships so that the entire 15-person first class can attend tuition-free, Coding Autism today launched a crowdfunding campaign at: startsomegood.com/coding-autism-training-adults-with-autism-in-code.
Here are some statistics that might be of interest:
- 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.