Thursday, April 22, 2010

Filling Workplace Needs

Do you need a worker who pays attention to detail? Who will do tedious data entry job? Who won’t waste time gossiping?
You might find that you need someone with autism or Asperger's Syndrome
This is National Autism Month. Advocates have geared up to share sobering statistics about the increasing numbers of children with the diagnosis.
Adults with autism or its milder form, Asperger’s, have a hard time finding jobs now. What will the jobless rate be for that group when — if current statistics are correct — the 1 in 110 children who have autism try to become employed?
"As it is now, lots of people with autism or Asperger’s are looking for full-time jobs, but their gifts are not recognized," says Sean Swindler, director of community program development at the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training. "Our challenge is finding jobs that fit them."

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