Autism and the Workplace – Strengths and Benefits of Hiring

What is Autism? – A lifelong developmental condition that affects how people perceive and interact in the world and is a fundamental aspect of their personality.

Autistic people can have great attention to detail, are good at routines and timekeeping which makes them reliable employees. So why are so many underemployed?

Skills – high levels of concentration, reliable, identify errors, attention to detail, technical ability, excellent memory, and factual knowledge making them better at a job than someone who is not autistic.

Hiring an Autistic person demonstrates a strong commitment to Diversity. Other employees also suggest it helps them think more carefully about how they communicate, organise, and prioritise their own work.

Read tomorrow’s post to find out more about the best ways to recruit an employee with Autism.