After Years Of Underemployment, People With Autism Thrive In Tech Jobs
[Source: Disability Scoop]
Justin Pierce fought long and hard for a seat in this gleaming downtown office building.
Pierce, who has Asperger’s syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism, laid out the numbers: 328 applications, 135 rejection letters and 14 interviews, resulting finally — after almost five years — in his first professional job offer, as part of a technology team at the Chicago office of EY, a professional services firm formerly known as Ernst & Young.
“It was like winning the lottery or finally getting your Cinderella story happy ending,” said Pierce, 31.
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