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Our History


As the parents of an adult son with Asperger's syndrome who earned a university degree, Brenda and Moshe Weitzberg set out to start up a business to provide adults with autism with gainful employment opportunities that are commensurate with their skills and education. Research reveals that the skills required for successful software testing – attention to detail, focus, precision, ability to perform repetitive operations – align beautifully with the intrinsic talents of high functioning people on the autism spectrum.

With assistance from the Kellogg School of Management, Aspiritech develops its initial business model. Aspiritech incorporates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in December.


Moshe Weitzberg, with help from computer scientist and Aspiritech advisor Hong Zhang, develops Aspiritech’s innovative hands-on software testing training program and launches a pilot project to validate its effectiveness.


Aspiritech opens its first office in Highland Park, IL. The initial team of software Test Engineers successfully provides regression, functional, user acceptance, and integration testing services to a wide range of companies.


Aspiritech expands to accommodate its growing team of testers and portfolio of client companies. The Aspiritech team provides an expanded array of services including test plan and script development. Aspiritech assumes the entire range of QA services for several companies. Expanded media coverage draws positive attention to our mission and service delivery model. Foundation support enables Aspiritech to hire its first Autism Specialist.


The team grows to provide testing to an increasing number and scope of client companies, expanding the range of industries and business process domains that it serves. Aspiritech succeeds in securing recurring engagements from most of its clients. Aspiritech is the beneficiary of increased foundation support enabling it to hire a Business Development Director.


Aspiritech is thrilled with its progress to date and looks forward to continued success along this path.


Aspiritech doubles its client revenue over 2013 and, for the first time ever, revenue from software testing exceeds philanthropic support.


Aspiritech hires a second full-time autism specialist and brings Brenda Weitzberg on board as its first full-time executive director. Thanks to a two-year grant from The Coleman Foundation, it embarks on a plan to further strengthen its infrastructure to enable exponential and geographic growth. Aspiritech moves into larger and better-served office space and expands its capabilities into automated testing and other areas. Aspiritech exceeds half a million dollars in client revenue.


Thanks to the The Coleman Foundation, Aspiritech hires a Senior QA Director to help manage its growing project work. Client revenue reaches 1.2 MM. Pay for staff members on the spectrum doubles over previous year.


Team Aspiritech reaches 85 individuals with 75 neurodiverse staff members. Six new QA leads, both neurotypical and neurodiverse, are hired to help manage the growing project work. The Board of Directors, along with staff, complete a three-year strategic plan for Aspiritech: Scaling New Heights of Growth and Success, 2018-2020. Client revenue reaches 2.2 MM. Plans are underway to expand to a second floor office thanks to funding from The Grandy Foundation.


Aspiritech’s flagship office in Highland Park expands into a second floor 4,500 sf office space to accommodate its growing team and also provide expanded space for its Stepping Up & Out social programs. A generous grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is received to open an urban Chicago office to ease transportation challenges and reach a broader socio-economic swath of applicants. The new office, located at 550 W. Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60607 opens in April. By mid-year the neurodiverse team size grows to 90 and client revenue is on track to exceed 3.5MM.

Aspiritech is thrilled with its progress to date and looks forward to continued success along this path.