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The Big Idea (nonPareil Institute) #1056498

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 10, 2013
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Plano, Texas: Stephanie Gosk) The nonPareil Institute, which teaches software skills to students with autism and then hires many of them to design games, apps, and eBooks for sale, featured; details given about the hiring of autistic workers by SAP and Alliance Data, including Bernie Fisch†. [nonPareil employee Cheryl O'BRIEN††- comments.] [Founder Dan SELEC††- says we’re successful in technology because it speaks to all of their strengths and they can provide a living for themselves.] [Autism Speaks Peter BELL†- notes technology companies are starting to tap into this pool of workers.] [Alliance Data Jim PIERCE†- says they do a remarkable job.]

Holt, Lester;
Gosk, Stephanie

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