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Innovation Comes from the Edges: Software Company Hiring Those with Autism

Rodrigo Mejia

Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often exhibit social and physical problems, but some are also highly intelligent and keen observers. SAP, a German software company, has begun to target those with the disorder for future hiring and projects that by 2020, 1 percent of its 65,000 employee workforce will be those with the disorder. The hiring effort is being done alongside Specialisterne, a Denmark-based company which advocates hiring people with ASD for a market advantage.

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