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The Growing Acceptance of Autism in the Workplace

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We like to think that good work is always rewarded. But what if some people who could do good work can't their foot in the door in the first place? That's where recent hiring initiatives that look beyond unfair stereotypes come in.

Meet twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Pauley, he thought he had it all figured out when it came to looking for a job.

He had a detailed spreadsheet of each and every position he applied for -- at least 600.

But despite his degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University, he went two years with barely a nibble - until he found Microsoft.

Watch how Microsoft, JP Morgan, Ford, and fifty other companies are expanding employment for individuals with Autism.