ALLENTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Computer Aid, Inc. (CAI) were jointly awarded the Adam Heavner Award presented by the Autism Society of America to organizations helping people on the autism spectrum. This award was created to honor those who provide employment opportunities for people with Autism and this year’s award was based on CAI’s Autism2Work program in partnership with JPMorgan Chase.
Autism2Work provides training, coaching, mentoring, and job placement with organizations in areas of software development, testing, security access management, and other core IT functions. The program leverages a standard methodology to help people on the spectrum orient into an organizational culture and to become a valued member of an IT team. JPMorgan Chase has embraced this effort to become one of the nation’s leading employers of those with autism.
“At JPMorgan Chase, we are honored to receive the Adam Heavner Award. We strive to help people on the spectrum leverage their abilities to build a career. The Autism2Work program has exceeded our expectations with a 48% improvement in the first six months compared to existing testing resources with better quality. It just makes good business sense,” said Anthony Pacilio, Vice President Global Technology, JPMorgan Chase.
“CAI is extremely proud to receive the Adam Heavner Award for the work with JPMorgan Chase. The program is a game changer for people on the spectrum and for our clients. We help our clients improve the bottom line by leveraging the abilities of an underserved and deserving group. We believe this is a win-win for all,” commented Tom Salvaggio, President of CAI.
“The CAI Autism2Work program is an example of the technology industry leveraging the unique skills of people with Autism. People on the spectrum have an ability to focus on details, recognize patterns, and to work on problems until they are solved. The Autism Society of America is proud to recognize both JPMorgan Chase and CAI for their work with people on the spectrum,” said Scott Badesch, President, Autism Society of America.
To learn more, go to www.cai.io/a2w.
About JPMorgan Chase
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.7 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of customers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands.
About Computer Aid, Inc.
CAI is a leading business technology services firm committed to helping private and public organizations drive value, improve productivity and enhance customer experience. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including application management, strategy and consulting, intelligent automation, contingent workforce solutions, IT service management and business analytics. Founded in 1981, and headquartered in Allentown, PA, CAI is a privately held company with offices throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. We make up a diverse and innovative global team known for providing right-sized strategy, solutions and ongoing support for our customers.
About Autism Society of America
The Autism Society of America is the nation’s oldest and largest autism grassroots organization. The Adam Heavner Award is given each year to a business that has demonstrated, through results, the highest commitment to providing meaningful and needed employment to adults with an autism diagnosis. The Autism Society of America’s mission is to measurably improve the quality of life of all impacted by autism. In 2018, the Autism Society and it’s 80+ local affiliates served over 620,000 individuals impacted by autism through advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local levels. For more information, go to www.autism-society.org.