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BBC “Employable Me” Offers Autistic Troll Interview, Then Bails

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Below is the exchange between Autism Investigated’s editor and a representative of the production company behind the “Employable Me” documentary seeking to highlight the employable aspects of autism.

Dear Mr. Pinzone,I am an autistic graduate student at University of Texas School of Public Health and editor of the reputable news website autisminvestigated.com. I am asking to be cast in your documentary because I think I’d have a lot to contribute.All the best,Jake Crosby, MPH

Hey Jake,Nice to meet you! How did you hear about our project? I would love to try and get you in the casting process of our documentary. Im going to include an application for you to try and fill out. If you can’t fill it out, no worries. Just do the best you can. Let me know if you have any questions and thanks! Joe

Hi, good to meet you too sir. I heard about you from Kim Stagliano on the Age of Autism site; I actually wrote there for five years before starting AI. Thanks for the application. I’ll fill it out and get it right back to you.Best,
Jake

 

Hi,

I’ve attached my application.

Btw if there’s ever a chance, I would love to meet the Aut-Knight. He’s awesome!

Jake

(Application below)

EMPLOYABLE ME – CASTING QUESTIONNAIRE

Please provide answers to the following questions as openly and honestly as you can. Feel free to write at length and don’t edit yourself – the more you tell us, the better we get to know you and understand your situation.

Application forms should be emailed to our Casting Director, Liz Alderman, as soon as they are complete. Attach your completed questionnaire as a word.doc and email to: Joe.Pinzone@OptomenUSA.com

Name: Jake Crosby

Age: 28

City/State you live in: Austin, TX

Email address: info@autisminvestigated.com

Phone: [redacted]

Name and contact information of additional person that may have helped you complete this application: NA

What neurological condition do you have and when were you diagnosed?

Asperger Syndrome, Class of ’97

How does this neurological condition impact your life? Describe what having this condition is like for you personally:

I call myself superior while I get sympathy on tap!

Are you currently employed?

Yes!

What are your job qualifications/skills? (list any schooling, training, or skills)

Autism is my superpower!

What jobs have you held in the past?

Same as my job now!

How long have you been searching for a job?

0 years

Who is your biggest advocate in your job search? Is there someone assisting you such as a family member, mentor or career counselor? [Please provide their name and contact information if possible]

Julia Bascom, Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

What three words best describe your personality?

Autistic & Badass!

What hobbies do you enjoy? What do you like to do for fun?

Being autistic, demanding free shit for my autism

Describe the unique traits of the physical, mental and/or neurological condition that sets you apart from other job seekers in the workforce:

Awesomeness!

How has your condition affected your job search?

My condition IS my job.

What feedback have you gotten from job applications and potential employers?

Any critical feedback is just discrimination, I’m special!

What are your strengths? What do you have to offer an employer that someone else doesn’t?

Neurodiversity in the workplace!

What do you think your biggest weakness is?

Anything I can’t blame on my autism/Anything that casts autism in a negative light

What type of job are you most interested in?

Full-time autist

Day-to-day, what’s the hardest part of living with your condition?

Nothing, except everything!

Why do you want a job? What would it mean to you to finally get the right job?

You mean a real job? It would suck, it means I can no longer profit from my own pity/awesomeness!

What question have we not yet asked that we should? Please tell us anything else we should know about you and your world.

[Link to below video]

He wrote again:

Hey Jake,

With your employment, what exactly is it that you do?

AI replied by staying in character, and he replied by making an interview offer:

Hi Joe,
Sorry it wasn’t clear on the form – I’m a professional victim who seeks to profit by getting everyone to feel sorry for me instead of working on any kind of necessary self-improvement that would actually make me employable. 
If you need any further clarification, please let me know.
Best,
Jake

 

Hey Jake,

Could we do a skype interview either tomorrow or Friday?

 

 

Despite replying with specific times and sending AI’s Skype name, he never made any Skype contact. He didn’t respond to any follow-up email either.

 

Short Bus Stops at Sesame Street

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Julia, Muppet with autism

And drops off an autistic Muppet.

The much-anticipated Muppet with autism named “Julia” will make her debut on the famed children’s show next week. Neurodiversity activists hailed Julia’s creation as a major step towards “acceptance” in popular culture. Not everyone was pleased, however.

Many parents of children with autism lambasted the program for what they saw as a normalization of the fastest-growing childhood neurological disorder in the United States. They argue that they would consider their children recovered from their condition if they ever reached the functional abilities of Sesame Street’s new ginger sped.

The bizarre media portrayal of autism as some kind of positive virtue is also happening on the other side of the pond where the BBC is doing a documentary film arguing that autism is an “ASSET” in the workplace. It’s not going well.

Meanwhile, there is emerging knowledge that higher-functioning autism comes with even bigger hurdles than previously realized. People with autism suffer a disproportionately higher rate of gender dysphoria, girls with autism have a disproportionately higher rate of homosexuality and men with autism have a disproportionately higher rate of trouble finding girlfriends.

Taking all the aforementioned issues of the spectrum into account, shows like the BBC documentary and Sesame Street appear more likely to give their viewers a confused look at the disorder rather than an informed one. Meanwhile, higher functioning people with autism are given the contradictory messages of fitting in and embracing their off-putting social woes. But the worst consequence is leaving the most severely disabled out of the picture entirely while the cause of their horrible disabilities remain covered up by the deep state, the mainstream press and the doctors who are now being cranked out of medical school dumber than they were when they entered.

Update: Video replaced.

NOW HIRING: The Aut-Knight

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Not to be confused with the Alt-Knight

H/t Kim Stagliano from Age of Autism:

I received an email [Autism Investigated never got an email! :,( ] from Joe Pinzone of Optomen Productions in New York asking if we’d share a casting call for a program that’s been a BBC Series and is now coming to the USA called “Employable Me.” The program is about the great difficulty people with mental health and brain “differences” have in finding work.  As our kids age up and out of school into full adulthood, gainful employment may or may not be an option. For instance, my 22 year old daughter is in a day program with volunteer opportunities (she delivers Meals on Wheels). Others who have higher functioning levels work at paid employment.  While our readership tends to have pretty severely affected children, there are plenty of you whose kids may be able to have full employment. And boy, do we wish that for you – for them.  If you’re interested in casting for this program, please contact Joe Pinzone <joe.pinzone@optomenusa.com>.

Preview of the Aut-Knight himself:

According to a casting blurb:

EMPLOYABLE ME seeks to prove that having a neurological condition neurological condition such as Tourette Syndrome, Autism or Asperger’s should be viewed as an ASSET rather than an obstacle in the workplace.

And it’s already doing a hell of a job.

Autism Investigated could not help but contact Optomen Productions to be cast in this new documentary and will keep readers informed of any updates.