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Mar
20
Advice From an Autistic Entrepreneur on How I Successfully Crowdfunded My Start-Up Coding Autism

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On March 31st 2017, my co-founder Austen Weinhart and I launched the crowdfunding campaign for our start-up Coding Autism with the goal of raising $50,000 by April 30th 2017.

After 30 days of tireless campaigning, we were fortunate enough to successfully fundraise 105% of our $50,000 goal by generating $52,855 in contributions to our crowdfunding campaign.

For those who have previous crowdfunding experience, crowdfunding $50,000 is no easy feat. Knowing that the average contributor ends up contributing roughly $25 to a rewards based crowdfunding campaign, we knew that we had to fill Oracle area in individual views several times in order to obtain our crowdfunding goal.

In my opinion, I believe ...


Mar
15
What Inspired me to help improve the lives of people with autism

This blog post is by Oliver Thornton, CEO and Co-Founder of Coding Autism and an individual on the autism spectrum.

In 1994, I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome shortly after my older brother, Trinity, was diagnosed with autism. At the time, an autism diagnosis came with very negative misconceptions. Several doctors told my family that my brother's autism was so severe that he would not likely be able to speak in his lifetime.

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My parents were very concerned after hearing such feedback. Despite this, my parents worked tirelessly to ensure that my brother received the care necessary to overcome these barriers. Through the support of family, teachers, speech therapists, and a dose of Lenn...


Mar
15
Coding Autism: Helping People on the Spectrum Find Employment and Develop Skills

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An Asperger’s Story: What Inspired Me to Found Coding Autism and Improve the Lives of Individuals on the Autism Spectrum


In 1994, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, the milder version of autism, shortly after my older brother Trinity was diagnosed with autism. When I was first diagnosed, autism was still perceived as a rare condition that was a parent’s worst nightmare. In fact, numerous doctors told my family that my brother’s autism was so severe that they doubted he would be able to speak in his lifetime.

Naturally, my parents were very concerned after hearing this feedback. Despite the doctor’s pessimistic statements, my parents worked tirelessly t...


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