Asperger Works, Inc. is very fortunate in having really caring and talented people as members of our Board of Directors and Advisory Board. We are equally fortunate to have dedicated individuals leading our volunteer and internship programs.
Daniel R. Rajczyk
President & Executive Director
Daniel was diagnosed with Learning Disability when he was a child. At the time, LD was a catchall name for any neuro-developmental disorder that the medical community was not able to define. It was not until the early 2000s, as an adult, that the appropriate diagnosis was finally made.
He is totally dedicated to aiding adults with Asperger’s Syndrome (aka High-functioning Autism) in their quest for jobs commensurate with their abilities. He is equally committed to the education of employers about the desirability of employing and retaining people on the Spectrum.
Adam Rajczyk is a founding Board Member of Asperger Works, Inc. and is its Treasurer. Mr. Rajczyk is a government professional, who has been working as a part-time consultant since his retirement in 2002.
He received his education in Poland (a country he left in 1968) and in the United States.
Mr. Rajczyk has made himself completely accessible to Asperger Works. He has been extremely supportive of Daniel as he grew from a child to a man and is proud of all of his achievements.
It is because of Daniel’s difficulties in acquiring and maintaining employment that he wants to help others on the Spectrum succeed.
M. Eva Rajczyk
M. Eva Rajczyk is a founding Board Member of Asperger Works, Inc. and is its secretary. Mrs. Rajczyk is a retired mathematics/computer teacher, who spent much of her career at Lawrence High School working with teenagers who were behind the rest of their classmates scholastically. She also worked with students with special needs.
From the moment her son announced his plans to start a nonprofit to benefit adults with Asperger’s Syndrome, Mrs. Rajczyk made herself available in any and all capacity. She and her husband, Adam Rajczyk, fought hard to get the appropriate services for Mr. Rajczyk when he was a child – at a time when no one knew about Asperger’s. She has witnessed the difficulties her son faced getting and sustaining employment and is anxious to help others avoid the stresses looking for and retaining employment can bring to a person on the Spectrum.
Lisa S. Rajczyk
Lisa Rajczyk, Mr. Rajczyk’s sister, is also a founding member of Asperger Works, Inc. and is our Volunteer Coordinator. She has been painfully aware of her brother’s employment-related difficulties and is completely committed to the success of this organization.
Ms. Rajczyk graduated from The Evergreen State College (Olympia and Tacoma, Washington) with a BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Education and Law. She has also earned a number of certifications, including the National Paralegal Certification from WOLI. Lisa is very socially conscious, a fact that is demonstrated by the many volunteer projects and activities she has been involved in over the years. She has been tireless in promoting Asperger Works both in-person and as our organization’s Social Media go-to person. For more on Ms. Rajczyk, please visit the Volunteer Coordinator page.
Thomas C. Wood
After a few years of absence, Thomas C. Wood, “Woody,” has decided to rejoin the AWorks team. Woody has been with our organization almost as long as members of the Rajczyk Family. He brings to our Board his knowledge about difficulties faced by disabled adults in general and those with Asperger’s in particular through his experiences working in the high tech industry. He is still an active member of the local New England working group of ASAN, the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, and is a Board member at ABLE-NH. Woody is a senior citizen with Cerebral Palsy and autism. A Graduate of Wentworth Institute with a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology, he has worked off and on in industry, last working in the field of Industrial Robotics.
He joined our organization because he is passionate about the need for equal employment opportunities for those on the Spectrum and for public recognition of the value that every individual adds to society.
Woody has been a Disability Civil Rights Activist for many years. His leadership includes testifying before legislative committees both in Concord, NH and on Beacon Hill in Boston, MA on legislation affecting the disability community.
Tom has also been volunteering for Derry, NH Community Access Media for the past 19 years, shooting and producing over 1,000 hours of local community television programming. His latest project is a new disability-focused local television program entitled “Nutfield Disabled Voices.” If you are disabled, a family member of a disabled person, or a professional who works with members of the disability community, Tom would like to hear from you to appear on the show. To contact him, access the following URL: derrycam.org/ndv.
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Asperger Works, Inc. values diversity and is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply for our Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Please contact us directly with any questions you may have.