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Employer ProfileAspiritech

Industry
Information Technology (IT)
Headquarters
Evanston, IL

Company Description:

Aspiritech is a world-class QA testing company that empowers individuals on the autism spectrum to fulfill their potential through meaningful employment combined with social opportunity.Aspiritech is a non-profit corporation. We pay competitive salaries and cover 93% of our expenses with earned revenue. We also provide social programs and employment training for our employees and adults with autism in the community. Our non-profit status allows us to fulfill our mission.

Company Insights:

101 - 250
Company Size
1
Opening

Why Are We Hiring Neurodivergents?

Our mission is to employ people on the autism spectrum. Of 100 plus employees 80-85% are autistic. We are looking to continue this mission.

What makes our company neurodiverse friendly?

Individual Development

  • Remote Internship Program for autistic youth to learn the basics of QA
  • Opportunities to mentor and train others

Organizational Development

  • Culture of Confidence
  • Quiet work environment
  • Supportive team members
  • Managers are trained in neurodiversity inclusion

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Hiring Steps

  1. 01

    Application through website, HR person will reach out to see if still interested and availability

  2. 02

    Interview with an HR person to get a sense of the applicants skills

  3. 03

    1 week of intro to QA paid training to get a sense of fit by technical skills, if they like the job and then from there move on to being onboarded and through project trainings

Accommodations

Assistive Technology
Screen reader technologyClosed captioningColor contrast toolsScreen magnificationSpeech to text technologyAlternative Input Devices (joystick keyguard etc.)
Interview Accomodations
Send questions in advanceFrequent interview breaksInterviewer experienced with neurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesExtra timeAlternate interview formatWritten interview instructionsSupport person
Executive Functioning
Email / calendar organizationTask managementDaily remindersEmail writing helpPresentation helpCommunication planConcise instructions for processingWritten checklists
Accomodating Processing Speeds
Receive information in advanceWritten InstructionsRecorded Meetings1:1 meetingsWait time for processing information Chunking large amounts of content
Scheduling Needs
Flexible schedulePeriodic rest breaks
Hardware Needs
Standing desksMeditation / quiet roomErgonomic seatingQuiet / individual workspacesSelf-stimulation tools / gadget
Support Ecosystem
Support group for stressEmployee resource groupSupport with advocating1:1s with the team
Team Photo 1 of Aspiritech