Our mission

Our mission is to create and inspire
an innovative approach to work for
people with autism, with everything
from the environment to the
processes to the opportunities built
first and foremost around their
unique needs.

  • A new model for a growing need

    A new model for a growing need

    When a child with autism turns twenty-one, long-term support systems suddenly end or become extremely limited, creating a crisis for the individual and the family.

    With about 1 in 68 U.S. children having been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and with the data suggesting the number may be dramatically underreported, the lack of programs and sustainable work situations for adults with autism will only become more acute. 

    Unlike traditional work environments that require individuals with autism to adjust, we’re building the first workspace centered around autistic employees’ specific needs and abilities. In short, we created we make to both answer the question of what’s next and introduce a model that takes inclusive work environments to the next level.

    When a child with autism turns into an adult with autism, far more than the terminology changes. At age 21, support systems that have been in place for years to nurture, educate and elevate suddenly become either extremely limited or disappear altogether, creating a crisis for both the individual and the family.

    With about 1 in 68 children in the U.S. having been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and with the data suggesting that current methodologies may be dramatically underreporting the actual number of cases, the lack of programs and sustainable work situations for adults with autism will only become more acute.

    Unlike the type of traditional work environments that ask individuals with autism to adjust to them, we’re building the world’s first workspace centered around autistic employees’ specific needs and abilities. In short, we created we make to not only answer the question of what’s next — but to introduce a model for the future that takes inclusive work environments to the next level.

  • we make is about careers, not jobs

    we make is about careers, not jobs

    While there are many places that offer autistic individuals a place to work, we make provides a place where they can truly grow. The goal is to build an ideal environment for the autism population that will allow each employee’s unique abilities to shine and individual skills to evolve, while fostering a new sense of pride and purpose into their daily lives.  

  • A successful model. A new beginning.

    A successful model. A new beginning.

    we make is starting as a single workspace with a specific type of work. While this environment will create enrichment opportunities for a growing number of adults with autism, what can truly scale is the idea itself. Our goal: produce a flexible model companies can replicate by adopting our approach and processes to their operations and industries.

    As other companies and communities discover and embrace the we make model, we can collectively help an unprecedented number of individuals reach their full potential. Which means the potential for we make is even more extraordinary: to change the very way society views the condition of autism, people with ASD, and the contributions these exceptional individuals can make to the world. 

    we make is starting as a single workspace with a specific type of work. While this particular environment will create enrichment opportunities for a growing number of adults with autism, the idea behind it all is what can truly scale. Our goal is to produce a flexible model that other companies can replicate by adopting our approach and processes to their operations and industries.

    As companies and communities across the U.S. discover and embrace the we make model, we can collectively help an unprecedented number of individuals reach their full potential. Which means the potential for we make is even more extraordinary: to change the very way society views the condition of autism, people with ASD, and the kinds of contributions these exceptional people can make to the world.

At we make, we...

  • look at employees in a different way
    look at employees in a different way
  • help people gain control over their employment journey
    help people gain control over their employment journey
  • increase vocational opportunities for the autism community
    increase vocational opportunities for the autism community
  • align individual skill sets and interests with an ideal role
    align individual skill sets and interests with an ideal role
  • create a model for inclusive workplaces that can work across industries
    create a model for inclusive workplaces that can work across industries