REDMOND, Wash. –Microsoft knew it was on to something when it announced a new hiring program. The company was flooded with 700 resumes, all from people with autism.

“Some of these resumes were just amazing,” said Jenny Lay-Flurrie, the company’s Chief Accessibility Officer. “PHD’s, masters, college degrees who were working in supermarkets stocking shelves.”

But the applicants couldn’t land jobs in their field. That included Kyle Schwaneke. Schwaneke has a mind for numbers, systems and shapes, but he says he never fit in in school.

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