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Catch Me On The New A&E Series "The Employables"
« on: April 18, 2019, 02:39:14 PM »

I've got some big news! I am one of the 16 people being featured on the first season of "The Employables." The series is a new docuseries following struggling job seekers with conditions such as autism or Tourette Syndrome as they search for meaningful employment. With the help of specialists, each job seeker uncovers their talents and works to show potential employers that their perceived disabilities can often provide unexpected benefits in the workplace.

Here is the first promo for the series!

And here is the newer promo with me in it!

I do not know yet when my episode will air yet, but I will let you know when! You can learn more about what to expect on my Geek Alabama site at: Major Announcement: I’m Going To Be On The New A&E Series “The Employables” https://geekalabama.com/2019/04/03/major-announcement-im-going-to-be-on-the-new-ae-series-the-employables/

And you can read about how my "The Employables" trips to Boston and New York City went!
https://geekalabama.com/2018/06/20/my-experience-on-my-the-employables-trips-to-boston-and-new-york-city/
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Re: Catch Me On The New A&E Series "The Employables"
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 02:50:23 PM »

Congrats man, that's pretty neat! I couldn't ever imagine myself on national TV. Hopefully this'll end up shedding a bit more light on the issue of adults with mental conditions such as autism not being able to find employment. It's a rather neglected issue from what I've seen, especially considering almost all attention about disabilities like these are paid to children with the disease, whereas adults get little to none.
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Re: Catch Me On The New A&E Series "The Employables"
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2019, 02:59:17 PM »

And the fact that many/most autistics cannot interview well in that they 'think' differently from those in H.R./management - 'not one of the guys/gals' - is an über frustration and, frankly, a tragic waste of human resources, it cannot be ignored.

Yes, I also 'walk that walk' every day.

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Re: Catch Me On The New A&E Series "The Employables"
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 07:57:46 PM »

Good luck with the series. I hope you get a great job.
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Re: Catch Me On The New A&E Series "The Employables"
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2019, 08:20:42 PM »

Congrats man, that's pretty neat! I couldn't ever imagine myself on national TV. Hopefully this'll end up shedding a bit more light on the issue of adults with mental conditions such as autism not being able to find employment. It's a rather neglected issue from what I've seen, especially considering almost all attention about disabilities like these are paid to children with the disease, whereas adults get little to none.

Yes, I hope this series will shine the light on those with disabilities trying to find jobs.  These people with disabilities are very talented, it just seems like they get left out, I hope that changes.

Good luck with the series. I hope you get a great job.

I hope so too, this will only have many people see what I do!
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Re: Catch Me On The New A&E Series "The Employables"
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2019, 06:27:40 PM »

New update! My episode will air on Wednesday, May 29th at 9pm central. (Wednesday after Memorial Day)
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2019, 06:16:44 AM »

Very cool.
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Re: Catch Me On The New A&E Series "The Employables"
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 03:06:26 PM »

Bumping because the first episode is tonight (not barcncpt44’s).
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Re: Catch Me On The New A&E Series "The Employables"
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 03:51:17 PM »

The Employables premieres tonight!  Here is a sneak peek of the first episode airing tonight at 9 pm Central on A&E.  My episode airs on Wednesday, May 29th.



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Re: Catch Me On The New A&E Series "The Employables"
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2019, 08:36:11 PM »

My episode is next Wednesday!  Here is a sneak peek!
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Re: Catch Me On The New A&E Series "The Employables"
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2019, 05:41:35 PM »

A couple of updates.  I was featured on a story done by ABC 33/40.
https://abc3340.com/news/local/anniston-man-with-aspergers-featured-on-the-employables


Here is a story done by our local TV 24.


Here is a story done by our local Calhoun County Insight.
https://geekalabama.com/2019/05/29/catch-the-employables-interview-done-by-calhoun-county-insight/


And here is a sneak peek of my episode airing at 10/9 pm tonight on A&E!
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Re: Catch Me On The New A&E Series "The Employables"
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2019, 07:07:16 PM »

Nathan-
Caught the episode last night.  Impressed with your persistence.  Hope this job works out for you in the long run.
PS... Kudos to your mom.
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