April is Autism Awareness Month. Until May 17th, LiveCode is hosting a campaign that is empowering individuals with Autism through coding. Their goal is to teach 3000 individuals across the world how to code. “Only 56% of those on the autism spectrum graduate from high school and 80% of them are under or unemployed… We will provide an extensive training program with specialist support to help these young adults develop employment skills or gain self-employment in the app business.”
“Autism is a developmental disability caused by a neurological disorder that affects a person’s social and communication skills. But most people with autism are highly skilled in other ways. Many are particularly adept at recognizing patterns and paying close attention to detail.”–CNNMoney
This campaign gives individuals with autism the opportunity to learn a skill and be an asset to society. Even with no prior experience or knowledge, LiveCode will teach individuals app building, introduce them to the tech industry, and form relationships and create an online enterprise for them.
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The Digital Arts Experience of White Plains in Westchester is committed to empowering today’s youth through providing state-of-the-art STEM programs including 3D Printing/Engineering, Animation, Coding, Design, Game Programming, Web Development and more! To view class schedules, click here.