(July 16, 2014) - Al Jazeera America's "Consider This" interviewed Thomas D'Eri, COO of Rising Tide Car Wash, a business that employs adults with autism. Since launching in April of 2013, Rising Tide Car Wash has quickly made a name for itself in South Florida and beyond as a social enterprise that employs – and empowers – adults with autism. The car wash currently employs 35 men who are on the autism spectrum, including Thomas' brother Andrew who was the inspiration for the business. The D'Eri family and Rising Tide Car Wash are featured in the new autism documentary, "Sounding the Alarm," which is available on Netflix.
The small business has also been featured in Autism Speaks' “Advancing the Role and Impact of Small Businesses in Employing Adults with Autism” initative and recently accepted the Autism Awareness Award at Miami's Walk Now for Autism Speaks.