2011: People With Autism in the Technical Careers
Individuals with Autism and Employment in the Technical Careers
The digital economy is growing, and people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can and should be included. There are specific actions that individuals with ASD and their parents and educators can take to facilitate the education, training, and employment processes that could result in a broad range of careers in the technology industry.
Autism as an Asset
According to national press coverage, "A quiet movement is growing around the globe to help transform the unique attributes of people with ASD into sought after job skills." Some individuals with ASD pay intense attention to detail, have single-minded focus and a willingness to work on something repetitively until perfect. These attributes are not just tolerated; in the right work environment, they're coveted.