Approximately 80 percent of adults with ASD are unemployed, but Microsoft is doing something to change that. Last year Microsoft announced a pilot program for hiring people with ASD, and has revamped its interview process to focus more on practical, applied work skills and less on social interview skills. In order to put applicants at ease and tap into the rich talent pool of individuals with ASD, Microsoft developed a four-week “academy” that is part workshop and part interview. Microsoft has hired 11 new employees with ASD since launching the program, and is currently seeking to hire more in areas related to science, technology, engineering and math. To learn more about the pilot program and one of their latest hires, read the Microsoft article here.