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Benefits of Employing Adults With Autism

Adults with autism and other developmental disabilities have the potential and skill to be great employees, just like every other person in the workforce. However, due to ignorance, preconceived notions, and ill-suited job processes, these skills often are ignored by employers and businesses. “Plenty more companies could benefit from hiring autistic people,” said writers from The Economist. The Economist says that many skills that autistic adults have to offer often go unseen in the interview process. An article in the Guardian discusses how job interviews pose a huge barrier for adults with autism seeking employment due to the requirement for good communication skills. Key difficulties include: establishing relationships, social interaction, flexibility of thought, and emotional reciprocation. However, the Guardian claims,...

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