Autism Is This Car Wash’s Biggest Strength

Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Florida has everything you’d expect: soapy water, a variety of air fresheners, and a team of driven employees who are passionate about what they do. Unlike other car washes, though, almost all of Rising Tide’s employees fall somewhere on the autism spectrum. John D’Eri, whose son is autistic, founded the establishment so that his son and others like him could have a place to work. Unfortunately, 90% of adults with autism find themselves unemployed, but the employees at Rising Tide are hoping to change that statistic by showing the world what a valuable part of the workforce they can be.

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