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Christopher Easton on EY’s Neurodiversity Program In Chicago

Fewer than one in six adults with autism has full-time employment. And only one-third of them are in some kind of paid work.

Here in Chicago, a new program is trying to change that by tapping into the talent of adults with autism. The Neurodiversity Center of Excellence launched in January at the Chicago office of EY, formerly known as Ernst & Young.

The center is the latest addition to EY’s growing neurodiversity program, which employs 60 people in Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia and San Jose.

Morning Shift checks in with Christopher Easton, 23, an associate at EY's Neurodiversity Center of Excellence in Chicago.

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