A company whose job requirement is to have Autism? Unheard of, but true.
I just learned about Specilisterne, a software company based in Denmark that tests software. Testing software is a tedious process that I for one could never do but for someone with Autism, it’s a job that fits like a glove.
The company’s founder, whose son has Autism, understands that people who have high-functioning Autism have unique abilities that give them an edge in this type of job. So, yes, these employees are being hired because of their abilities such as strong attention to detail, good memory and persistence.
Like me with my daughters, this business owner is creating opportunities that he hopes will ensure that his son and others like him will be treated “normally” and employed “fairly”.