A recent post on Richard Branson’s blog about neurodiversity was a good read.
The world needs a neurodiverse workforce to help try and solve some of the big problems of our time. Many people on the autism spectrum excel in areas such as logic, technology skills, problem-solving, pattern recognition, precision, sustained concentration, analysis and other unique cognitive functions. Yet people on the autism spectrum are often overlooked for jobs that they might be brilliant at. It’s a staggering statistic that 85% of autistic adults are unemployed or under-employed.
It’s the reason we proudly support auticon, an IT and technology services firm that employs autistic people as technology consultants for businesses all around the world.
As a person on the spectrum, the article was really hard to read… not because it made me think about my condition, but because there were giant faces looking at me 😳 It’s wonderful however to see more people looking at neurodiverse folks and seeing their superpowers, not just their hindrances.