On August 26, 2021, Yonida International Trading Corp. welcomed John from the Winters Center for Autism on his first day of job training. Yonida owners, Gabi and Gigi Aharoni, reached out to Winters Center for Autism and conveyed their desire to partner with the program to support the center’s mission to “Hire for a Higher Purpose.”
Yonida provided a memorable first day for John. He walked into Yonida for the first time and the employees instantly embraced him, welcoming him as a part of their team. As John’s coworkers, they have nurtured John with guidance, support, and encouragement as he learns to work in their warehouse and office. John is receiving training in a variety of skills including working in the warehouse labelling packages and boxes, while also working in Yonida’s offices doing clerical tasks including organizing materials and shredding. John’s family is equally pleased with John’s work experience.
His mom Lisa shares, “We are so grateful for the opportunity the wonderful folks at Yonida have given John. He looks forward to going and is doing so well.”
Similar sentiments are reciprocated by Yonida owner, Gigi Aharoni, “It’s such a pleasure to work with the Winters Center program to help these special, hardworking, kind and honest adults obtain work.” Passionate about the mission, she goes on to say, “I hope that more businesses expand their staff to include those with neurodiversity, It’s a win, win for us all.”
Currently the rate of unemployment for adults with autism is 90%. It is with the continued support of caring businesses, like Yonida, that we can change this statistic. When a supportive business gives us a platform to provide job training then we are a step closer to increasing meaningful and sustainable employment for adults with autism.
If you would like your business to be included in our journey to “Hire for a higher Purpose”, please contact The Winters Center for Autism at 631.635-1169.
Winters Center for Autism Team
The Winters Center for Autism is committed to enhancing the quality of life for adults with autism through job creation, training and placement while helping businesses to develop and implement programs to employ people with autism.