Dedicated Father Starts New Business To Help His Autistic Son Find A Job

When John D’Eri learned his son, Andrew, had autism, he knew he wanted to do something to give his son purpose in life.

According to NationSwell, John said: “I don’t want him to sit in a room being taken care of by others once I’m gone. I want him to have a life. I want him to have a job. I want him to have friends that are like him.”

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Some people with autism can’t hold a regular job, but that doesn’t mean they’re not hard-working or capable. They can still find purpose in life, they just need a boss and job with the right attitude, structure, and acceptance – and that’s exactly what John provides.

Since John couldn’t find Andrew a job, he decided to open an entire business dedicated to helping Andrew and other people with autism. The family ended up settling on a car wash and they hire people with autism.

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The car wash is in Parkland, Florida, and it’s run by John and one of his sons, Tom.

As Tom explains in the video below, he views autism as a benefit to the business because people on the spectrum tend to be great at repetitive, structured tasks, attention to detail, and following processes.

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Those skills translate perfectly to the car wash business, and the jobs provide people with autism a sense of purpose and a way to make money and meet friends. It’s a win-win situation, if you ask us!

Check out the interview below:

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