During the month of April, National Autism Awareness Month, Councilmember Mark Kersey proclaimed April 10 to be National Foundation for Autism Research Day in the City of San Diego.

The National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR) is based in Scripps Ranch and serves children with autism and their families. More than 20 NFAR board members, families, and supporters joined Councilmember Kersey as he presented the proclamation. He specifically highlighted NFAR Tech, the branch that provides technical training and employment skills to those with autism.

“I’m proud to recognize NFAR for giving these talented, sometimes overlooked individuals an opportunity to learn in an environment designed for their success,” said Councilmember Kersey. “Everyone deserves the chance to become self-sufficient and contribute to the workplace in their unique way.”

NFAR Tech has already helped place 30 internships and jobs within San Diego’s technology industry for those on the autism spectrum. To learn more visit www.nfar.org.