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PARKLAND, FL — The owners of Rising Tide Car Wash are hoping to provide a business model for others by doing their part to provide jobs for people with autism, a segment of the population that is heavily unemployed, the Sun Sentinel reported.
The April 3 story said the carwash is owned by John and Thomas D'Eri, a father and son team who know first hand about autism as John's other son Andrew is autistic.
They decided to try a carwash business because they knew people with autism are comfortable with repetitive tasks and with cleanliness.
Right now the carwash employes 32 people.
The D'Eris hope to set up a business model that will catch on nationally. They have partnered with Autism and carwash experts and have documented all of the work involved in setting up and running the carwash so that others can follow suit.
To read more about the carwash, click here.