Microsoft just recently announced the launch of a new program that plans to hire people with autism.
“Microsoft is stronger when we expand opportunity and we have a diverse workforce that represents our customers,” corporate vice president of worldwide operations Mary Ellen Smith, who has a 19-year-old son diagnosed with autism, said on the company blog.
“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,” she wrote. “It’s a talent pool that we want to continue to bring to Microsoft!”
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