(April 21, 2014) -- NBC Nightly News with Brian Wiliams featured a report by Harry Smith about the Rising Tide Car Wash - A Parkland, Fla. business that employs adults with autism. Co-founder John D'Eri told Smith he was inspired to start the business by his son, who has autism. Rising Tide employs 35 adults on the spectrum and is featured in the new autism documentary, "Sounding the Alarm."
NBC News' Harry Smith first took an interest in Rising Tide when he hosted a screening of Sounding the Alarm at New York's Paley Center for Media on April 1st. The car wash is featured in the film
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.