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FAU program helps students with autism find jobs

Posted at 4:24 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 17:26:01-04

For any adults on the autism spectrum, it can be tough to find a job. A program at FAU is designed to help people learn the skills they need to find work. 

The iRISE2 program at FAU created an opportunity for students who live with autism to learn how to land a job after college. 

The company LexisNexis partnered with the program to teach the students how to code and to help them work on their interview skills. 

“Because I am autistic, people are not easy, people are complicated,” said student Chelsea Morgan.

Morgan said the one-on-one interaction was exactly was she needed.  “It told me I have more confidence interviewing that what I thought I did.”

LexisNexis Vice President of Technology Flavio Villanustre said this is a perfect way to search for talent.  “We always need to get new talent and the one way to get new talent is to tap into talent polls like FAU.".

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