Aspiritech Celebrates 15 Years of Empowering Neurodivergent Talent
with a Company Picnic Sponsored by Byline Bank
Jennifer Amdur Spitz
July 25, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aspiritech Celebrates 15 Years of Empowering Neurodivergent Talent with a Company Picnic Sponsored by Byline Bank
Evanston, IL, July 27, 2023 – – Aspiritech, the largest employer of neurodivergent individuals in North America, is thrilled to announce its 15th-anniversary celebration and upcoming company picnic sponsored by Byline Bank on July 29. This milestone event will bring together the Aspiritech team, partners, and community to commemorate a decade and a half of excellence in neurodiverse employment, software testing, and quality assurance.
Aspiritech, a non-profit organization, has grown to 100+ employees, more than 90% of whom are autistic. Aspiritech’s mission is to provide meaningful employment for people with autism. It has succeeded in building a thriving business and a supported work environment that is psychologically safe and welcoming to all.
Aspiritech is a quality assurance and data services company that boasts more than 99% year-over-year employee retention, with 93% of the team reporting engagement at the highest level. “We nurture our team with professional development, leadership, and management training,” said Tara May, CEO of Aspiritech. “Project leads and managers have been promoted from within our organization. We work hard to create an environment where everyone can thrive.”
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that more than 80% of autistic adults in the U.S. are unemployed or underemployed. “With the pace of software development and AI needs rapidly accelerating, we see opportunities for growth in front of us,” May said.
As part of the anniversary celebration, Byline Bank’s Neurodiversity Resource Group, a passionate team dedicated to fostering inclusivity and supporting neurodivergent employees and their families, is sponsoring the event and has organized a lunch-and-learn webinar with Aspiritech for its employees. This interactive session, led by a neurodivergent team from Aspiritech, will provide valuable insights and strategies to create a more inclusive and welcoming workplace for all.
May emphasized the importance of neurodiversity in all workplaces. “Your team is neurodiverse, whether you know it or not,” she said. “We provide training led by a neurodivergent team on ways you can make your workplace more inclusive and welcoming for everyone.”
Lori Kohn and Jake Gross, co-founders of Byline Bank’s Neurodiversity Resource Group, are excited about the initiative. “Our goal is to increase understanding and reduce stigma around neurodiversity while supporting our neurodivergent employees and those who are supporting neurodiverse family members,” Kohn and Gross said. “We are proud to collaborate with Aspiritech to further our mission.”
Aspiritech has served more than 70 clients during its successful tenure, working with prominent companies such as Bose, JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Astellas, Idexx, Aon, and the American Medical Association, as well as companies that develop software and websites, and Source America. The unwavering commitment to excellence and the unmatched expertise of the Aspiritech team have made it a trusted partner in the software testing industry.
The 15th-anniversary celebration will culminate in a company picnic on July 29, sponsored by Byline Bank. This event will provide an opportunity for the Aspiritech team, clients, and partners to come together in a joyful and festive atmosphere, celebrating the achievements and contributions of the neurodiverse community.
For more information about Aspiritech and its groundbreaking work, please visit www.aspiritech.org.
About Aspiritech: Aspiritech is a leading software testing and quality assurance company that employs neurodivergent individuals, primarily those on the autism spectrum. Founded in 2008, Aspiritech has become the largest employer of neurodivergent people in North America. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Aspiritech provides a wide range of services to over 70 clients, helping them achieve their software testing goals while fostering inclusivity and embracing the strengths of neurodiversity.
About Byline Bank: Headquartered in Chicago, Byline Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BY) is the parent company of Byline Bank, a full-service commercial bank serving small and medium-sized businesses, financial sponsors, and consumers. Byline Bank has approximately $8.7 billion in assets, based on information as of March 31, 2023, and operates more than 40 full-service branch locations throughout the Chicago and Milwaukee metropolitan areas. Byline Bank offers a broad range of commercial and retail banking products and services, including small-ticket equipment leasing solutions. It is one of the top Small Business Administration lenders in the United States.
For Aspiritech: Jennifer Amdur Spitz
For Byline Bank: Erin O’Neill Marketing Director Byline Bank (773) 475-2901 email@example.com
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