Thinking differently: Autism finds space in the workplace

June 4, 2013 12:45 PM

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Thinking differently: Autism finds space in the workplace

LONDON (Reuters) - Some call it neurological diversity, others see it as autism's fight back. People diagnosed as "on the spectrum" are suddenly in demand by employers seeking a competitive advantage from autistic workers more used to being considered disabled than special.

Expressing a belief that "innovation comes from the edges", German computer software giant SAP last month launched a recruitment drive to attract people with autism to join it as software testers.

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