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Article: Aspergers Advantages in the Workplace by Matt Friedman

I want to draw your attention to a great post written by Matt Friedman.

Matt is an aspie cartoonist and his cartoons have caught my attention many times before. You can see a lot of his cartoons by browsing his blog;

Dude, I'm an Aspie

The post I'd particularly like to draw your attention to though is called;

Aspergers Advantages in the Workplace

In this post, Matt puts his finger on some of the most important reasons why having people with aspergers in the workplace is beneficial. In particular, he cites; logical thinking, originality in problem-solving, attention to detail, technical ability, accuracy, tolerance of repetition and honesty. He provides some well illustrated examples of each.

I urge you to have a read.

While you're there, you might also want to have a look at some of his other amazing posts. One of my favourites is Aspergers and Evolution;

Comments

Miguel Palacio said…
Good news: Microsoft recently made the open announcement that it will go out of its way to hire people on the autism spectrum. Of course, we all know about Billy.

It is probably one of the most autism-friendly places to work now. Companies like Lockheed Martin should learn from Microsoft in this regard.

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