Autism Seen As Valuable For Some Jobs

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Dec 08, 2009 10:26 AM
Ron Brix has autism, but is a successful computer programmer. Coworkers says that he "sometimes misses" the big picture, but there are many benefits to his condition.
Brix says his ability to focus on something to the exclusion of everything else gives him an advantage. And [the Danish company] Specialisterne says tests show their employees can be up to eight times more accurate at tasks like manual data entry than workers without autism.
MSNBC