How Microsoft is Welcoming Employees with Autism

The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by the staff.

Today’s host: Reuben Friedlander!

(3 min 30 sec) In this episode, Microsoft opens their doors to workers with autism, a woman with Down syndrome lives her dream of being a flight attendant, a 12-year-old musician with Tourette’s spreads awareness with a viral video, and more!

[00:10] To kick things off, check out how companies like Microsoft are opening their doors to workers with autism!

[00:46] Next up, a teen with Tourette’s has started a scholarship to help his fellow youth with the same condition.

[01:21] In a uniquely inspiring story, a woman with Down syndrome got to live her dream of being a flight attendant thanks to the mother of a journalist.

[01:52] A news station’s story about Johnny Huntsman, the founder of Johnny’s Pizza who passed away from Alzheimer’s, has been nominated for an Emmy.

[02:21] And finally, a 12-year-old girl with a talent for the cello has created a video to raise awareness for Tourette’s.