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Autism in Employment: Things Looking Up

While it’s true that people with autism spectrum disorder often find it difficult to adjust themselves in a workplace, it’s heartening to note that some of the leading multinational companies across the world have changed their human resource (HR) policies. These companies are trying on their part to forge a conducive environment for autistic people in their corporate structure. While discrimination and prejudice still dominate the mindset of majority of the HR managers regarding the recruitment of people with autism, some of the recent developments are undeniably encouraging.

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All over the world, business processes have largely become tech-oriented. For instance, the benefits of hiring people who may excel in data processing, has become apparent. Many autistic persons excel in such kind of jobs also known as “autism savants”. The Silicon Valley is already employing a more the average numbers of autistic persons, because such people are known to excel in their tech jobs.

Rise in Autism Employment Opportunities

Experts are of the opinion that the time has come for companies and organizations to recognize the skills of the neglected class of prospective employees. Some multinational companies have already recognized the untapped talent pool and have incorporated the changes in their manual. Experts say that if the changes bear fruit, they may further open up the job market for autistic people and also help the companies realize the technical ability of these people.

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Prabuddha Neogi

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