The attached article on the BCS web pages makes fascinating reading. It raises an often overlooked issue, that of autism, and especially the lure of IT type roles for people with autistic behaviours. It looks like we are missing out greatly by not understanding this phenomenon and, at the same time, we may be doing a huge number of people a disservice by not recognising the value they could bring to the industry. As our use of conference calling and virtual team working increases, the challenges for people who may be on the autism spectrum become magnified. Something that we all need to be more aware of. Have a read and share your views.
Managing the link between IT and autism
Updated article from May 2013 SAP in autism recruitment drive
SAP in autism recruitment drive http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22621829 It may be that SAP are wakening up to the potential.