- Dedication: People with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome tend to be dedicated to their jobs. Low turnover is a perk of hiring people with ASD. They are less likely to be “sick” the day after the Super Bowl, the newest Star Wars release, or even a historic World Series.
- A Different Perspective: People that have ASD see the world differently. As a result, they find solutions where others don’t even think to look.
- Quality Control: People with ASD tend to be rule followers, and will enforce your standards emphatically.
- Safety First: Because of their strict rule following, people that have Autism and Asperger’s have good safety records, qualifying you for great worker’s comp insurance rates.
- Social Compassion: Employing individuals with Autism and Asperger’s gives you a unique position. Patrons are likely to try your brand/ work with your company for the “feel good factor,” and then stay once they realize the quality of your service/ products.
- Increased Management Skills: Managers with people that have ASD on their team learn to view every person as an individual, enabling creativity and helping each member of their entire team to grow.
- Increased Inclusiveness: The consideration for each individual demonstrated by the managers is adopted by the team, making your workplace a pleasant one.
Rebecca J Weaver is a Certified Autism Specialist at Independent with Autism, working to empower individuals with ASD. Looking to increase the productivity of your workplace? Check out IndependentwithAutism.com for more information.