Our Mission

Coding Autism inspires the next generation of neurodiverse STEM leaders by helping identify, develop, and support STEM learning at a young age and keep students engaged through highschool and into vocational programs or universities. For neurodiverse adults, we are providing integrated technical and social skills training that reduce the overall un/underemployment rate by finding them meaningful STEM employment and assisting organizations who are looking for untapped talent to fill their computer science related roles.

Our Vision

Coding Autism aims to change the narrative around people with disabilities through community, partnerships, and education, and to challenge the stigma by helping people with disabilities achieve skills that lead to independence, meaningful work, meaningful relationships and be of value to their community.

Oliver Thornton


When Oliver was two years old, he was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome shortly after his older brother was diagnosed with Autism. Throughout Oliver's adolescent years, he struggled with his speech, making friends, and lacked self confidence in his intelligence and ability to succeed. Through the motivational forces of autism influencers such as Temple Grandin, Oliver transformed his mentality of what it truly meant to be a person on the autism spectrum. With this newly adopted mentality, Oliver drove himself to success in his college years at California Lutheran University (CLU), where he obtained his Real Estate Salesperson License, co-founded CLU's professional business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi, and won CLU's 2016 New Venture Competition. Since Oliver's graduation, Oliver has devoted himself to his real estate representation at Compass in Beverly Hills as well as building up Coding Autism.