Family-Run Car Wash Employs 83 Workers with Autism: 'It Provides Hope'

The D'Eri family / Photo: Rising Tide Car Wash

The D'Eri family / Photo: Rising Tide Car Wash

John D’Eri didn’t just start the car wash Rising Tide with his son Thomas in South Florida because he thought it would be a great business. His main goal was to create something where his other son Andrew, who has autism, could work.

Today, Andrew is one of the car wash’s hardest workers. The two locations have 82 other employees with autism, which makes up 90 percent of their workforce, according to Florida Trend. . .

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