Autism Speaks has announced fourteen recipients of the first Autism Speaks and GameStop NXT GEN Coders Program. These are grants for organizations that teach digital skills to people across the autism spectrum, training them for careers in computer programming and coding. Funded by GameStop and administered by Autism Speaks, NXT GEN Coders grants are awarded to organizations, schools and institutions that teach basic digital literacy and critical coding and computer programming skills to people of all ages, living with autism.
Take a look at these programs for ideas of what inclusive success looks like in adult education programs. Additionally, Autism Speaks wants to keep the community engaged through its LinkedIn groups. Anyone can join the discussion, by requesting to join these groups:
- Autism Employment Network, powered by Autism Speaks
- Housing and Residential Supports Network, powered by Autism Speak
- The Transition to Adulthood Network, powered by Autism Speaks