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New series on A&E premieres tomorrow night:


A&E’s groundbreaking new docuseries “The Employables” follows job seekers with conditions such as autism or Tourette Syndrome as they work to overcome obstacles and find fulfilling employment that provides them with the skills to excel long term in their careers. Each episode charts the highs and lows of two jobseekers in their hunt for work. To help achieve their dreams, each participant works with an autism or Tourette Syndrome specialist to identify their strengths and determine how best to pursue their job search. With new tools at hand, each job seeker sets out on interviews or trial runs with potential employers to find the perfect line of work. The series also shines a light on the experiences of their friends and family as they support their loved one in their goals.

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I DVR'ed this and am watching now. The "evil laugh" that the guy with Tourette's is doing is amazing. Too bad he can't be a voice-over artist. 

And several of the local Publix grocery stores in my area hire baggers with autism, Down syndrome and other challenges. A few of them have actually moved up to cashier positions. 

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Hey Patti!  Halfway through.  What an inspiring couple of guys!  The dude with autism is an excellent artist, too.

Just cross posted on JJ about the contrast of these folks wanting a job so badly, and our litigants that can't be bothered to get off their deadasses....

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**waves at Zillabreeze** heeeey!!!!

I was so impressed by this show. The way the participants were represented was quite respectful and the counselors were awesome in showing them their strengths. I'm sure it has to have damaged the way they thought about themselves not being able to find employment. 

I have an adopted niece with Asperger's. She was super cute when she was younger and could talk like Young Sheldon, but now she's in ninth grade and still inappropriate socially. Academically, the vast knowledge she had as a child has tapered off and she has struggled for several years in just doing any of the work she's assigned.  This show would be useful to individuals like her and her family. 

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1 hour ago, ItsHelloPattiagain said:

This show would be useful to individuals like her and her family. 

I hope it sticks around!  Nice to have someone to root for on TV.

The Tourettes guy was sooo adorable with the kids and that was a perfect fit.

The young man with autism clearly had the social issues, so finding his artistic niche was just right.   I hope your niece can be guided towards a career with that kind of brain/social balance.

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