Thumbs up to Microsoft for actively recruiting people with autism

Usually the news is full of doom and gloom, but today thankfully it was very uplifting! Not only was the lead story in Australia about finding an 11 year old boy with autism alive and well, after wandering away from his family’s campsite and was lost for 4 days in the bush , (my heart just jumped with excitement when the news broke!) I also came across an article that Microsoft will be actively recruiting people with autism to work for the corporation! I have included the link at the end of my post if you would like to read the full story.

How wonderful that a global conglomerate is setting the example for others to follow. I know the cynics will probably argue that they are only looking for the high functioning computer geeks, (which my son is not) but let’s for now just give them credit for at least singling out people with autism in a positive way. They are also giving publicity and raising the discussion around the issue that our children need active support from the major players in the corporate world. Our children do grow up and they do need to find their place in our world and if one company is starting to make room for them then I feel they deserve credit. So from this mum, I say CONGRATULATIONS Microsoft, I use a PC and was toying with the idea of switching to a Mac, but for now, I’m going to shelve that idea.

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