Thursday, October 20, 2011

Company Employs Adults with Autism

Just can't get enough of this story. A great company providing jobs for people on the spectrum.

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. -- Rick Alexander is a model employee.
He is conscientious and talented, having proven his abilities well enough to be called upon to lead his team on a recent project. He is committed to his craft, even devoting much of his own time at home to maintaining his technical skill set.
So, it may surprise you that when Rick was coming out of college with a degree in computer science, he could not find a job. Dozens of companies turned him down. He was not called back for a second interview even once.
That is because Rick is on the autism spectrum. And like many people with autism, Rick lacked the social skills to do well on job interviews.

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