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One father's #BigIdea: helping those with autism find technology jobs

At the nonPareil Institute, an autism diagnosis isn't an impediment to developing a meaningful career. The nonprofit provides technical training, teaching software skills to students with autism and then hiring those students to design games, apps and eBooks. NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports.

Dan Selec, whose son was diagnosed with autism, had a big idea: to train and then hire autistic students to work with technology. In 2008 he founded his nonprofit, the nonPareil Institute, which teaches software skills to those with autism and then hires many of them. Now, these workers are increasingly finding themselves in demand for the skills they've learned. 

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Dan Selec, the founder of the nonPareil Institute, had an idea to help his son, and wound up changing a lot of lives in the process.