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The Hollywood Job That Makes Autism An Asset

Jacob Fenster is sitting in front of two huge computer screens working to make a simple blue ball glow like a magical orb.  Fenster, 27, works in visual effects, cleaning up footage for movies and television shows, but he never imagined that he’d be here. He has autism spectrum disorder and thought that, like a lot of other young people with autism, he’d end up unemployed.

“I never thought I’d be doing work and getting paid for it,” Fenster said. “I thought I was just gonna be at home for a while.”