The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

04 May 2020

ASP and Daivergent partner to bring data management jobs to Filipinos on the autism spectrum

The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) and Daivergent formally inked a partnership on 4 May 2020 towards the employment and support of employees on the autism spectrum in work-from-home jobs in artificial intelligence and machine learning data management.

In an environment of economic slowdown brought by the global pandemic, this partnership is a welcome opportunity to jobseekers on the autism spectrum who have historically experienced lower employment rates and higher rates of social isolation compared to people with other disabilities.

The Autism Society Philippines has been running the ASP Autism Works program since 2015. It has opened 220 positions to neurodiverse workers, in 53 enterprises, in 10 provinces, across multiple industries -- such as retail, dining, real estate and business process outsourcing.

“Our partnership with Daivergent is a natural progression to the work we do towards understanding the needs of jobseekers on the autism spectrum.” shared Mona Magno-Veluz, the ASP National President. “The opportunity to prove one’s skills as an individual contributor is a good match for the aspirations of many in our talent pool. Neurodiverse Filipino youth are well positioned to excel in structured, visual tasks in a flexible, less stressful environment.”

Founded in December 2017, New York-based Daivergent looks to leverage talent on the autism spectrum to help complete tasks in training data for artificial intelligence, data management & processing, and analytics. They have added the Autism Society Philippines to their global roster of partners to source talent. The ASP is tasked to facilitate the screening process locally, which assesses jobseeker abilities to complete data management tasks. Job seekers who complete the initial assessments, get further training from Daivergent and start working on projects under a work-from-home arrangement, supported by job coaches from ASP.

Daivergent co-founder and CEO, Byran Dai, has seen first-hand about the aptitude of the autism community through his brother, Brandon, who is on the spectrum. “ASP and Daivergent are creating the bridge to connect Filipino job seekers on the autism spectrum with the 21st century economy,” said Dai. “By partnering with The Autism Society Philippines, we have created a new opportunity to introduce companies building the most innovative AI and data products to a uniquely-capable population of Filipino adults and youth on the autism spectrum.”

Daivergent CEO and Co-Founder Byran Dai and ASP National President Mona Magno-Veluz signed a partnership to bring work-from-home data analyst roles for jobseekers on the autism spectrum.
About the Autism Society Philippines. ASP is a national, non-profit organization working towards an environment that empowers persons with autism spectrum disorder to become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, productive and socially-accepted members of the community. ASP labors to establish institutional mechanisms to support people on the autism spectrum and their families. Established in 1989, the organization -- composed of 13,000 members spread over 98 chapters -- has been in the forefront of providing services to families and individuals on the spectrum. (http://www.autismsocietyphilippines.com)

About Daivergent. Daivergent is a technology platform that allows companies to fulfill data requests and jobs by matching to the best-suited workforce: adults with autism. Its software enables autism talent to enter into the remote and in-person workforce at scale for the very first time. Daivergent partners with over 100 autism organizations across the globe, providing an AI-powered approach to identifying exceptional, untapped talent who are uniquely capable of solving the AI & data challenges of the world’s most innovative companies. (http://www.daivergent.com)

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