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Author Topic: SAP to bring in autistic workers as software testers and programmers  (Read 2243 times)

kyrathaba

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http://gigaom.com/2013/05/21/sap-to-bring-in-autistic-workers-as-software-testers-and-programmers/

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Those on the autistic spectrum often display highly focused and analytical traits. SAP is the latest company – and the first major multinational – to move to harness these characteristics for IT-related work.

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Why is that different from what they did so far? :huh: ;D

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Why is that different from what they did so far? :huh: ;D

Concur.  Worked with SAP products in the past.  Don't see any significant difference to the employees they had a decade and a half ago.

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Perhaps it was just something they pitched to shine in the spotlight of political correctness...

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Why is that different from what they did so far? :huh: ;D
That was extremely offensive towards autistic people, Ath! - I would have written something witty about monkeys, but that'd have been offensive the poor monkeys as well :)

Interesting to see that it's 'Specialisterne' they're going to work with - they've got a pretty cool background story.
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Re: SAP to bring in autistic workers as software testers and programmers
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 09:54:12 AM »
I work with several autistic clients in my practice, and I can tell you that, generally speaking, autism-spectrum-disorder sufferers tend to have a techno-penchant; some of the best computer programmers suffer some degree of autism-spectrum symptoms.