Press Coverage

2019

New York Times Magazine

Open Office

Human-resource departments have modified interview processes, trained staff to accommodate certain sensitivities (to sounds or disruptions) and helped co-workers and managers adjust to those colleagues’ needs (for example, closer supervision). Auticon goes one step further; it is an office where people who have autism are a majority.

BBC News

The firm whose staff are all autistic

On first inspection it seems like any other Los Angeles-based company, with tasteful art on the white walls and calm-inducing diffusers dotted about.

Peter describes the working atmosphere as “quiet, but fun”, and especially likes the fact that there is no pressure to socialise, while Evan says of his employers that they are “very accommodating and understanding”. Brian describes his office as “unique”.

Auticon is one of only a handful of companies that cater exclusively for employees who are on the autistic spectrum.

BBC World Service Radio

Radio Interview: The firm whose staff are all autistic

Jane Wakefield explores the various ways companies can accommodate those on the autistic spectrum, and visits a software company which exclusively uses autistic employees.

2018

Los Angeles Daily News

These training programs steer adults on the autism spectrum into high-tech jobs in coding

Peter Souza is living his dream — what he calls a “one-job life.”

He’s no longer sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles, juggling several part-time, minimum-wage jobs just trying to survive. He shares an apartment, paying rent on one salary.

His life has changed dramatically in the past six months thanks to a training program that led Souza to an employer focused on supporting adults like him who are on the autism spectrum but can excel in certain tasks and roles in the field of information technology.

Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Company Acquired by Leading Employer of People With Autism

auticon, a leading global technology employer for autistic professionals, has announced its entry into the U.S. market via the acquisition of Santa Monica-based MindSpark, Inc. This acquisition makes auticon the world’s leading employer of adults on the autism spectrum offering exceptional quality work within the information technology industry for its customers.

The Open Daily LA

German Employer of Autistic Professionals to Acquire MindSpark Inc. of Santa Monica

An award-winning German firm that employs professionals with autism across Europe is acquiring Santa Monica–based MindSpark Inc. to mark its entry into the U.S. market.

Los Angeles Business Journal

German Employer of Autistic Professionals to Acquire MindSpark

An award-winning German firm that employs professionals with autism across Europe is acquiring Santa Monica–based MindSpark Inc. to mark its entry into the U.S. market.