Autism Advantage at DC “Tech Week”

We’ve had an amazing series of meetings in Washington this week. Thanks to Accenture, key members of our Autism Advantage staff were able to collaborate with some of the nation’s leading Goodwill operations as we collectively work to build tech career incubators in underserved communities across the country TRISH DORSEY (EXPANDABILITY/AUTISM ADVANTAGE), SHEILA KATES (ACCENTURE […]

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Expandability powered by Goodwill receives a $50,000 grant from Symantec

We are thrilled to announce that Expandability powered by Goodwill received a $50,000 grant from Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), an industry leader in cyber security. The grant will enable Expandability to create its first ever cohort focused on Data Science and Data Analysis. This contribution is yet another example of Symantec’s industry-leading commitment to developing a […]

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Tech Giant Taps Into Unique And Powerful Talent Pool

Article by Robert J. Szczerba Chief Executive Officer, X Tech Ventures Huffington Post Article – View Original Here  Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. This popular quote emphasizes that it’s inappropriate to judge an individual […]

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Expandability Success Story – Clearblue

“There are a lot of stories about the origin of my name, but the most credible one is simply that my mom’s a hippy and I’m half Native American.” This endearing explanation is an example of Clearblue’s funny and warm personality, which is an asset he will bring to any employment opportunity. Clearblue is a […]

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Expandability Success Story – Louis

Louis is hopeful that he will find a job, thanks to the support and guidance of Deb Hanson, an Employment Specialist at Expandability. With an interview on the books and his resume ready to go he feels confident and is thankful to Expandability for helping him reach this positive attitude towards his search for employment. […]

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Expandability Success Story – Eddie

Eddie had only three classes left of the required courses he needed to achieve a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  Then his school, Heald College, closed unceremoniously.  Eddie was devastated, and felt he had nowhere to turn.  He was assessed at the Department of Rehab for clinical depression, and as a result was connected with […]

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Expandability Success Story – Victor

Victor was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis in 1986, when he was barely a year old.  He received no assistance throughout high school or college on how to manage this physically restrictive disease, which also sidelined him from the job market early on.  When a major surgical operation was required to keep him alive, Victor […]

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Autism at Work

If you don’t already know, Expandability is partnered with the Danish company Specialisterne, a socially innovative company that assesses, trains, and employs individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the technology industry.  Specialisterne’s Autism at Work program was founded by Thorkil Sonne, whose 17 year old son is autistic.  Sonne recognized the valuable potential people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder have in the workplace […]

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