Symmetry Electronics Starts Outreach Program Employing Adults with Autism

Sep 2, 2008
Hawthorne, CA, 2 September 2008- Symmetry employees were treated to a an Autism and Asperger Awareness and Education presentation from F.A.C.T. (Focus on All-Child Therapies) a non-profit Los Angeles-based program specializing in support/social-communication groups for families of children with autism, Asperger Syndrome and related disabilities. “People with Autism and Aspergers are unique individuals who can be a major asset to companies who know how to utilize them and are willing to work with them,” said Linda Andron-Ostrow, L.C.S.W. and agency director at F.A.C.T. “These individuals have talents and abilities that a neurotypical person might not have. We are most grateful that Symmetry has pioneered this outreach program.” F.A.C.T. assists potential employers in matching the skill sets of adults with Autism to various job descriptions which enables a good fit for the employer and employee. “The launch of our program has been a great success,” said Gil Zaharoni, CEO at Symmetry Electronics. “The employees that we hired as a result are extremely talented and bright individuals and have become valuable assets to Symmetry.” For more information on creating an Autism Outreach program, contact Elana Hirschman, Director of Development, at (818) 992.1548 or email: About Symmetry Electronics Founded in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a design-oriented, franchise-authorized distributor of electronic components specializing in serving the Audio/Video, Wireless and Embedded markets. Symmetry Electronics is ISO 9001:2000 certified and serves a worldwide customer base with particular emphasis on North and South America. Combining the service and support of a traditional distributor with the ease and convenience of 24/7/365 research and procurement through our eCommerce site, SemiconductorStore, Symmetry Electronics is developing new ways to service the needs of our customers. For more information on Symmetry Electronics, its suppliers or products, please visit or for 24/7 research and procurement online. About F.A.C.T. F.A.C.T. is a non-profit agency where most of the members of the board are parents of children with Autism and Aspergers. F.A.C.T. services include support/socialization groups, family outings, summer camps, relationship development intervention, and behavior intervention in the school setting and through regional centers. F.A.C.T. was founded to create a community where parents and children can learn together and help educate others. F.A.C.T. creates programs that help children and young adults with Autism and Aspergers transition into adulthood.

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