Youths with autism learn skills to get computer jobs through coding classes | Entertainment/Life

After her son Colby experienced seizures and was diagnosed with a number of health problems, Aisha Williams contacted Families Helping Families NOLA, a resource center for people with disabilities and their families.

The nonprofit operates in Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes, ensuring that people with disabilities are included in school, work and recreational activities, and experience the highest quality of life possible.

With the organization’s help, Williams was able to navigate the next steps of her son’s life. She also landed a job there as a transition specialist. That was nearly 11 years ago. Now, Williams is the executive director and the driving force behind a new program that teaches computer programming to people with autism.

She was once again inspired by Colby, 22, along with her two other sons — Marlin, 17, and Tristan, 13.

“My three boys are all on the autism spectrum. However, they love video

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