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We are a purposeful, supportive community for young adults on the autism spectrum to learn technologies, uncover interests and talents, develop technical skills, and achieve educational, work, or personal goals.
FIDGETECH was founded in 2016 and is the result of several years of collaboration between a small group of Portland-based individuals interested in the personal and professional success of adults with autism. FIDGETECH offers a range of programs to meet the personal needs of our community. From experience, FIDGETECH has found that autistic adults have different goals when it comes to learning, lifestyle and career development. FIDGETECH EXPLORER PROGRAM members participate in team projects, individual projects, group instruction, and self-study. FIDGETECH volunteers help members develop skills and pursue personal interests. EX program members are encouraged to explore unfamiliar areas of technology in order to expand their technical abilities and understanding.
FIDGETECH EDUCATION PROGRAM works with local colleges, universities and training institutes to support young adults on the autism spectrum who want to pursue a technical educational objective with on-campus mentors and other services. Currently, FIDGETECH is working with students at PCC and Epicodus, an in-person code school.
FIDGETECH TUTORING PROGRAM
FIDGETECH Bridge offers technical tutoring and social skills coaching for individuals on the Autism Spectrum who have an educational objective.
FIDGETECH Skill Builder offers tutoring to individuals who wish to learn a technical skill but do not have an educational objective.