For Some Jobs, Asperger’s Syndrome Can Be An Asset

Statistics on the unemployed have been dominating the news for months.

And while the current portrait of the jobless might seem dire, consider this: According to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, less than 20 percent of the disabled population in the country has work.

But Aspiritech, a nonprofit in the suburbs of Chicago, is trying to help improve the job outlook for people with Asperger’s and high-functioning autism.

The company trains people in data entry and computer program testing — skills that come naturally to many with the disorder.

via For Some Jobs, Asperger’s Syndrome Can Be An Asset : NPR.

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