The Rising Tide car wash in Parkland, Florida has hired 35 employees whose stellar quality is that they have autism.
“We view autism as one of our competitive advantages,” said the company’s COO Tom D’Eri. “They have a great eye for detail.”
“There are really important skills that people with autism have, that make them, in some cases, the best employees you could have.”
Tom’s father, John D’Eri, started Rising Tide so his 24-year-old autistic son, Andrew, could have a purpose and live independently into the future.
The business, located at 7201 N. State Road 7, is not only giving jobs to a population segment with 90 percent unemployment, it is changing people’s perceptions of autism.
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Photo from Rising Tide FB Page / Story tip from Erin