7 Reasons to Employ People with ASD

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Quality Control: People with ASD tend to be rule followers, and will enforce your standards emphatically.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.