Sesame Street is adding a new character-Julia, a Muppet character who has Autism. Sesame Street realizes that, for whatever reason, the percent of children with Autism has risen from what it was when Sesame Street began over 40 years ago. The thing is, children with Autism don’t stay children, they grow into adulthood and as they do, most will need jobs.
So, let’s talk about diversity. We HR types love to talk about diversity. We have “Diversity Officers” and we post all our job descriptions with “Company X is an Equal Opportunity Employer.” But, then we write articles like this one: Job Seekers: Avoid These 7 Nonverbal Mistakes In Job Interviews. Now, her ideas are good ones and you should pay attention to them, but note how they’d affect the chances of a person with autism getting the job.
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