Microsoft Partners With U of I Autism Project

This week, in the First Light look around the state, we have a story from Illinois Public Radio’s Lee Gaines. Microsoft is investing $200,000 to create a hiring pipeline specifically for students with autism at the University of Illinois. The tech-giant partnered with multiple departments at the
U of I on the one-year project. Illinois Public Radio’s Lee Gaines spoke with Linda Tortorelli, she's Director of The Autism Project. Tortorelli explained what inspired the partnership with Microsoft