Employing People on the Spectrum–Good for Business

Yes, yes, YES!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ.  Employable Me is *not* just a faddish buzzphrase; it’s a reality!  We make excellent candidates for a variety of positions.  We just need to be given a chance ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–

An Intense World

Word is starting to get out that it makes good business sense to hire autistic people. Apparently, Microsoft is making a push to hire more people with autism. They have discovered that people with autism have capabilities neurotypicals do not, and that those capabilities are great for the bottom line. Who, after all, doesnโ€™t want someone who can find 10% more coding errors than can the average population? (This, by the way, is why Iโ€™m a good editor and proofreader.)

It turns out that people with autism seem to have increased perceptual awareness, which makes us appear distracted or not able to pay attention, but which in fact means we are taking in more and more and more information. If this is also what is happening with ADD/ADHD, this would suggest that ADD/ADHD is on one side of Aspergerโ€™s like autism is on the other side of itโ€ฆ

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