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Microsoft to Hire the Autistic

Microsoft is proving its belief in diversity by hiring autistic individuals as full time employees. Autistic people have amazing gifts in detail and memory retention that are astounding. They can recreate intricate pictures from seeing an object just once, and excel in highly advanced math. Microsoft sees these traits as great strengths that can be built upon. They believe that they can raise their company to great heights by including people from all walks of life, all cultures, and also the disabled. About.me said Microsoft customers are very diverse, so by reflecting that diversity in the employees that they hire, the company gains a greater knowledge and perspective of how to make products for a wide variety of people. This isn’t the first time that Microsoft has hired the disabled. They have been participating in Supported Employment programs for many years. Supported Employment programs assist people with mental and physical disabilities in get placed in jobs that aid in rehabilitating them.