Please share your mission.
Aspiritech empowers individuals on the autism spectrum to fulfill their potential through meaningful employment combined with social opportunity.
Describe how your organization lives/realizes its mission.
Aspiritech’s programs embody its mission statement of empowering individuals on the autism spectrum to fulfill their potential through meaningful employment combined with social opportunity. We provide vocational training and work in software testing and related IT areas where the strengths of autism can often be an asset. Work at Aspiritech is commensurate with their skills and intellectual abilities. We are proud of the fact that at least 10 individuals with ASD have risen to senior analyst positions within our company and help head up projects. Eleven others used their experience at Aspiritech as a stepping stone to competitive employment in companies across Chicagoland and even Silicon Valley. In addition to an understanding workplace, Aspiritech also provides support services to our staff members to mitigate any potential challenges that may arise with anxiety; depression; misunderstanding of expectations, social cues, and directions; executive functioning, etc. We offer social opportunities through office activities and events and on Sundays, provide additional opportunities through our Stepping Up & Out program that is open to our staff and other individuals in the community. From the very start, self-advocates with ASD played a role on Aspiritech’s board of directors. Senior analysts with ASD are also part of the leadership team here at Asdpiritech.