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Welcoming Talented Individuals with Autism – Global Giant Microsoft Opening Doors

Microsoft is actively seeking candidates for an ever-expanding list of opportunities, including roles in software engineering, data science, customer service and operations. This was hardly breaking news, until Microsoft announced that these hires would be part of a new program to recruit individuals with Autism.

 

Mary Ellen Smith, Corporate Vice President for Worldwide Operations, introduced Microsoft’s new initiative at the United Nations on World Autism Day earlier this year.  More from Mary Ellen: “People with autism bring strengths that we need at Microsoft, each individual is different, some have amazing ability to retain information, think at a level of detail and depth or excel in math or code. It’s a talent pool that we want to continue to bring to Microsoft!”  Learn more here. 

 

Education Associates joins Microsoft in the belief that with support, every individual can succeed in the workplace. However, successful transition to the work world starts with the right tools designed to empower students with the skills they need to be Job Ready. and Life Ready. Our Project Discovery “Adapted Career Development” modules can enable individuals with Autism to shine in the workplace!