AcuSystem Inspections is not only dedicated to providing superior quality inspections and customer service but also giving back to the neighborhoods we serve and ensuring we provide an equal opportunity employment for those in our community, especially for adults with autism.

Starting in 2019, AcuSystem Inspections presents Hero Teams – Energy Division. Our Hero Teams are two-person teams providing a variety of energy audit and testing services for home and business owners. Each two-person team will be comprised of one veteran and one autistic adult, with all job training provided and paid for.

Our new Energy Division will be* providing the following services for residential and commercial clients:

    1. Blower Door Testing
    2. Energy Audits
    3. HVAC Duct Leakage Testing
    4. Commercial HVAC Testing and Balance

*As this is a fairly recent program and our Hero Teams are still undergoing training, only Blower Door Testing is currently being actively offered to our customers. Check back soon for additional services!

Did You Know…

Veteran unemployment dropped to 3.7% in 2017—a significant improvement and the lowest since 2001. That is until this year, when the unemployment rate dropped a bit more; in May 2019, the veteran unemployment rate was 2.7%. In comparison, the unemployment rate for non-veterans (civilians) during May 2019 was 3.3%. This is the first time in recent history that veteran employment rate has ever been lower than civilian unemployment. (Department of Labor

While the statistics for veteran unemployment have been steadily improving in the last two years (and even before that), AcuSystem Inspections is dedicated to honoring our service members by ensuring an opportunity for them to find work once they re-enter civilian life.

The statistics involving individuals with autism, on the other hand, are quite surprising—and alarming. AcuSytem Inspections is aiming to change the way the world perceives autism, one Hero Team at a time.

  • As of 2018, it is estimated that 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). (CDC)
    • 1 in 37 boys
    • 1 in 151 girls
  • Over 3.5 million Americans are currently living with autism spectrum disorder (Buescher et al., 2014)
  • In 2012, studies showed that 35% of adults aged 19-23 with autism did not have a job or did not received further education following high school (Shattuck et al., 2012).
    • This is a significantly lower rate compared to young adults with other disabilities such as an intellectual disability or speech-language impairment.
  • When there is a lack of understanding about autism spectrum disorders, autistic individuals and their families are at a greater of being isolated by society and developing mental health problems (National Autistic Society).
  • Autism is not only a childhood diagnosis—it is incurable and follows those children into adulthood (National Autistic Society).
  • While autism is incurable, the right support at the right time can make an enormous difference to people’s lives (National Autistic Society).
  • In 2014, only about 60% of the 18,000 individuals with autism who used state-funded vocational rehabilitation programs received a job. Of those who did leave with a job, 80% of them only worked part-time earning roughly $160 per week—which is well below the state poverty level (Autism Speaks).
  • Almost 50% of 25-year-olds with autism have never had a job (Autism Speaks).
  • Research demonstrates that job activities that encourage independence reduce autism symptoms and increase daily living skills (Autism Speaks).
  • Only 10% of autistic adults receive employment support but 53% say they want it (Bancroft et al, 2012).