Parents' Guide to

The Employables

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Eye-opening docuseries promotes tolerance, diversity.

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This eye-opening series encourages tolerance for diverse abilities by immersing viewers in the emotional struggles of its subjects. What is a mere inconvenience for most people proves a Herculean task for people like James, a 30-something man with Tourette's syndrome who craves meaningful employment that is worthy of his extremely high IQ. Determined to find a place that will appreciate his impressive acuity and abilities, James faces his anxieties about interviewing and sets about the job search process with renewed hope.

The Employables challenges what likely are many viewers' preconceptions about adults with unique conditions and their suitability to a traditional workplace. Not only does it show how the job seekers try to adapt, it also shows employers demonstrating flexibility with regard to the applicants' needs. The result is an inspiring look at how the professional world is changing for the better and catering to individuals in an effort to cultivate talent, and how this new reality might spell personal happiness for those previously marginalized by stereotypes.

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