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:
Blower Door Testing
HVAC Duct Leakage Testing
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…
The statistics involving individuals with autism 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)
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 (Sociedad Nacional De Estadística).
While autism is incurable, the right support at the right time can make an enormous difference to people’s lives (Sociedad Nacional Autista).
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 (habla el autismo).