How Microsoft is Welcoming Employees with Autism
The Week in Neurodiversity
The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by the DifferentBrains.org 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! https://www.cbsnews.com/news/companies-open-doors-to-talent-with-autism/ [00:46] Next up, a teen with Tourette’s has started a scholarship to help his fellow youth with the same condition. https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/08/30/youth-with-tourettes-starts-scholarship-to-help-others-rising-above-disorder/ [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. https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/woman-with-down-syndrome-gets-dream-of-becoming-flight-attendant/826467363 [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. http://www.ksla.com/2018/09/04/report-about-johnny-huntsmans-story-draws-emmy-nomination-attention-alzheimers-disease/ [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. https://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/2672690/watch-cornwall-12-year-old-raises-awareness-of-tourettes/