Navigation Links
WebTeam Corporation Pioneers Entrepreneurship Program for High-Functioning Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Date:7/21/2013

Somerset, New Jersey (PRWEB) July 21, 2013

The story started last year in San Diego, at the annual conference of the Autism Society of America (ASA). There, WebTeam CEO Nish Parikh— who is also the Vice President of staffing firm Rangam Consultants, Inc. — met Kate Gladstone (a handwriting expert and autism activist who serves on the Autism Society of America Program Committee) and she husband Andrew Haber (a retired attorney who is Kate's business manager). Parikh was astonished by the intelligence, entrepreneurial qualities, and subject matter expertise of Ms. Gladstone — he was even more surprised to learn that both Kate and her husband have Asperger's Syndrome, a subtype of autism. Within months, WebTeam started working with Kate, developing an app called Read Cursive. As the name suggests, Read Cursive was developed to help small children (and others) learn to recognize cursive letters and read cursive handwriting. A source within WebTeam revealed that Read Cursive will soon make its public debut.

“I’m pleased and honored by the Autism Society of America’s attention to the work that we have been doing at WebTeam Corporation regarding cursive handwriting,” Kate Gladstone acknowledged.

“Working closely with the autism community for the last seven years, we have experienced great intelligence, creativity, knowledge, and passion about innovation. The response that we have been receiving has inspired us to work with individuals on the high end of the spectrum. We will act as a liaison, partner and mentor to help grow their business ideas. We will sponsor the technology development initiative, and will bear the development cost for the sponsored venture,” Parikh added.

“We would like to thank the Autism Society of America for organizing such a great event where WebTeam representatives could meet so many individuals under one roof. We looked around and admired their creative and entrepreneurship spirit,” the WebTeam CEO added. Productive contacts between ASA and WebTeam continue as Parikh, together with several other iLearnNEarn members, attended this year’s Autism Society of America's conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Further thoughts were voiced by WebTeam Software Developer Sahil Kapoor: “Our goal is to connect these people to the world, and help them get introduced to the broader spectrum of things. We do have an app for almost every challenge autism presents – be it cognitive impairment or language deficiency. Just a little help can do a world of good to these people who are perfectly capable of earning respect and recognition from the society that often sneers at them. We see it as a great opportunity where we can utilize our technology to give voice to their passion and intellectual creativity.”

The entrepreneurship model is in harmony with the growing trend of advancing employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Parikh, who already heads a temp employment firm, has now set eyes on creating new business opportunities for the autistic population, with hopes of helping this community attain financial independence. This idea of entrepreneurship for individuals on the Autism spectrum was inspired from the NJIT Albert Dorman Honors College’s Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS) program. Parikh, who is on an advisory committee and is mentoring a group of students developing technology to teach children with Autism using a toy model.

Those participating in the WebTeam-sponsored curriculum development initiative will be the numerous adults on what is often called the "high-functioning" end of the spectrum; those with adequate or above-adequate ability to perform basic day-to-day tasks such as communicating with others, responding to verbal and non-verbal stimuli, and sharing and developing their own ideas. As Kate Gladstone notes, "Too many people on the autism spectrum have been written off as unemployable or as ‘low-functioning’ individuals suitable only for work that required hardly any intelligence or insight. As the world learns more about autism, employers and others are discovering and utilizing the many ways that we — their autistic fellow-citizens — can and do develop, contribute, and achieve.”

About WebTeam Corporation

Founded in 2006, WebTeam Corporation (WTC) is a subsidiary of Rangam Consultants, Inc based in Somerset, New Jersey has 50 full-time offshore employees to develop technologies that ensure better healthcare and education for the special needs community worldwide. WTC specializes in the kiosk-based Colors Program and the app-based iLearnNEarn program that are specially designed to facilitate data collection for evidence-based autism intervention. With a repertoire of 150+ apps on iTunes, Android, Nook, and Kindle, WebTeam is now working on developing two fully fledged curriculum-based programs, viz. iLearnNEarn2 for Infants & Toddlers and iLearnNEarn2 for Adults.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013-webteam-corp/07-autism-employment/prweb10945825.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Integrated Services Becomes Preferred Rental Provider for Rural/Metro Corporation
2. Healthy Chocolate Omega Squares, a Decedent Dark Chocolate Added to Marketing Xocolate International Corporation (MXI Corp) Product Lines
3. Marketing Xocolate International Corporation; Maker Of Delicious Dark Xocai Healthy Chocolate Set To Host Gold Executive Fly-In Event For Its Distributors
4. Tellurex Corporation Launches Production of its Alternative Energy Thermoelectric Power Generator - tPOD1™
5. Marketing Xocolate International Corporation; Xocai, Announces Their 12-Week Weight Loss Challenge To Make Healthy Changes
6. Xocai Maryland
7. Xocai Massachusetts
8. Dynarex Corporation & Group Purchasing of American Team up with Critical Medical Products for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief
9. Marketing Xocolate International Corporation (MXI Corp) Launches “The Whole Story” World Tour
10. Marketing Xocolate International Corporation (MXI Corp) Quarterly Distributor Magazine “XoCase,” is Now Available to its Distributors Around the Globe
11. To Promote It's Newest Xoçai™ Product, Xe Healthy Energy Drink, Marketing Xocolate International Corporation (MXI Corp) Launches Contest, Offers FJ Cruiser As Grand Prize
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June ... sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, ... of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes for ... Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , AIR ... care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers will ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. ... his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in ... to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a ... such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain ... following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ... will take whatever measures required to build a strong ... which is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current ... Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in ... understand, not only by the Company, but shareholders and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016   Bay Area Lyme Foundation ... Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness , Harvard ... MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and ... the five finalists of Lyme Innovation , ... than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016 ... mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform sophisticated ... by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. Patients ... hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients ... get any needed testing done in the comfort of her own ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: