Topic: autism spectrum

Microsoft program for hiring people with autism brings in new talent

When Microsoft’s corporate vice president Mary Ellen Smith was first informed that her son Shawn had autism, she said the family drove home from the hospital in silence. They were thinking about what the two doctors just told them—that their toddler was on the spectrum and they should limit their expectations of him. Her son … continue reading

Bringing software development skills to the autism spectrum

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and to kick it off, LiveCode, an open-source platform for building apps, is launching an initiative to teach individuals on the autism spectrum how to code. The company has teamed up with the National Autistic Society, Autism Initiatives, and Danish company Specialisterne to bring software development skills to 3,000 … continue reading

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