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Microsoft Employs Those With Autism

Full-time positions are now being offered to those with autism at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington. The program offered, will hopefully consist of about ten people and include working with Specialisterne, which is a non-profit organization helping those with autism to apply their skills and talents to the techonology field. Though this particular program aims at hiring those with autism, Microsoft does hire a range of people with disabilities to work in multiple areas and departments. Mary Ellen Smith, Microsoft's corporate vice president of worldwide operations had said Microsoft is “passionate about hiring individuals of all disabilities.”

Read more here from Disability Scoop!


Interior Design to Accommodate Those with Autism

A new idea on creating an inclusive and accomodating living environment for those with autism. A.J. Paron-Wildes was a young interior designer when she received the news that her son had been diagnosed with autism. After seeing the obstacles that her son faced each day she decided to research the idea of interior designing a peaceful environment that those with autism could greatly benefit and advantage from. Paron-Wildes found out which colours were calming, and which lighting was too bright or too dim that caused tantrums to those with autism. She learnt first hand how important organization is when having a calming, and peaceful environment.

Read more about her interesting career here from Disability Scoop


Understanding Life With Autism

A great insight and better understanding of life with autism from The Star News


Living With A Disability: Tips To Maintain Your Awesome Attitude 

12 Essential Tips To Maintain Your Awesome Attitude

Great article at Huffington Post


What Asperger's Is Like.

Here is a great video trying to relate what someone with Asperger's may experience.

It is from "Interacting with Autism project" Led by Mark Jonathan Harris' and Marhsa Kinder.  

Sensory Overload (Interacting with Autism Project) from Miguel Jiron on Vimeo.


It is from an article by Rod Dreher on the American Conservative website (Disclaimer: I websurfed into the site American Disclaimer, and do not necessarily endorse any other content on that site)