FYI Tidbits // Companies Find Fruitful Results When Hiring Autistic Workers
It’s not a charity program, one executive cautions. And supervisor buy-in is crucial. But workers with autism can provide a dedicated, focused workforce in the right setting.
It’s a very real issue among future workers, as a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta found that in 2008, one in 88 children had been diagnosed with autism, Asperger syndrome or a related disorder by the age of 8. That’s up from one in 155 in 2002, though experts aren’t sure whether the jump is due to an increasing incidence of the disorder, increased awareness of it or a combination of the two.
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