My husband highlighted this news story to me, about how Microsoft are planning provision for hiring people on the Autism spectrum. They are working with Specialisterne, a company that specialises in getting autistic people into the workplace.
The statistics quoted in the article surprised me. I didn’t know we were such a large part of society, but knowing this makes me even more excited about what opportunities may arise.
I know from experience that it can be very difficult to make the right impression in interviews, and fit in with colleagues, even if you only have a ‘mild’ form of autism. No wonder so many people on the spectrum struggle to gain and keep employment. What a waste of talent!
Our jobs market is far from ideal, even for those without social differences such as Autism and Asperger’s. Finally, there is help available and some recognition of our innate talents, rather than focusing on our difficulties.
If you’re on the spectrum and need help finding a job, perhaps Specialisterne can help you?
If any of my readers have experience with the company, or any advice on employment in general, please add a comment. I’d love to hear from you!
O, and good luck with your job, job hunting, or training.