Shoots & LaddersAired on Jul 24, 2019
Brenda, 44, has high-functioning autism. Her biggest obstacle to finding work has been a crippling fear of social situations. Ben, 27, has Tourette Syndrome, that causes violent body tics and some unexpected verbal outbursts, like “bats” and “tomato.” They meet with experts who give them much needed tools to redirect their job search, and guide them towards opportunities that will help them find meaningful employment.
Hidden TalentsAired on Jul 17, 2019
Fisher, 43, has Tourette Syndrome which means he experiences involuntary physical and vocal outbursts such as ‘razzle dazzle’, ‘dynamite’ and ‘bop bop bop’ — to name but a few. Jen, 42, has autism. She’s lived most of her life in various facilities and institutions but is now ready to re-claim her independence by finding a job. With the help of experts, we’ll uncover their unique strengths that will help on their journey towards employment.
Cursing with ConfidenceAired on Jul 10, 2019
Erik, 29, has high-functioning autism which can sometimes mean he has trouble communicating his thoughts. Jaleesa, 20, has Tourette Syndrome which causes a variety of involuntary tics such as ‘I’m a bagel’ or ‘I’m a bear’. We follow Erik and Jaleesa through their journey as they meet with experts who help them on their quest to find their dream jobs.
More Than Meets the EyeAired on Jul 03, 2019
Angela, 31, has Tourette Syndrome and near-constant high energy tics that often include swearing. She lost her last job at a hair salon over ten years ago and has not been able to reenter the job market, but is hopeful to find work soon to support her seven year-old son, Jesse. Michael, 23, is autistic and often finds it nearly impossible to communicate his thoughts verbally. He has never had a fulltime job. They meet with experts Dr. Nancy Doyle and Dr. Jamie McPartland, who discover incredible strengths and areas of expertise that guide both job seekers toward dream opportunities.
Don't Judge My Book CoverAired on Jun 05, 2019
Victoria, 25, has autism spectrum disorder but does everything she can to hide it from potential employers. Gabe, 31, has Tourette Syndrome. He’s had a tic in almost every part of his body – even his eyes. With the help of experts, we’ll uncover their unique strengths that will help on their journey towards employment.
Chainsaws and Traffic LightsAired on May 29, 2019
Matt, 27, has a severe form of Tourette Syndrome that causes sudden violent body movements (tics), spitting and vocal outbursts, often triggered by being in cars or tight spaces. Nathan, 31, has high-functioning autism, also known as Asperger’s Syndrome, which makes it difficult for him to navigate social interactions; he also has an extraordinary obsession with roads and maps. Both Matt and Nathan have found their conditions to be a barrier to meaningful employment, but when experts Dr. Nancy Doyle and Dr. Ali Mattu reveal their strengths, they gain much needed confidence to explore the job market.
Hire AbilityAired on May 22, 2019
Aerial, 27, has Tourette Syndrome. Among a range of involuntary vocal outbursts and physical movements, Aerial also experiences a symptom called Echolalia which means she frequently copies any sound or expression she hears around her. Hayden, 23, was diagnosed with autism at age twelve. Hayden’s dream is to find a job that highlights his strengths. With help from experts, they’ll each discover their true talents in the workplace.
Hire IntelligenceAired on May 15, 2019
James, 35, has Tourette Syndrome, which causes a multitude of unexpected tics including saying “hat”, “nipple” and a maniacal laugh. He often hides his condition by suppressing his tics but doing so is painful and exhausting. Since dropping out of college, where he studied biology, he has struggled to find any employment. Jeff, 30, has high-functioning autism and a stutter, which makes communicating his thoughts to the outside world nearly impossible, but that doesn’t stop his dream of working in a creative industry. They meet with experts who give them much needed tools to redirect their job search, and guide them towards opportunities that will help them find meaningful employment.
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.