Aside from encouraging diversity in the workplace, and providing someone with a valued status in the community, you will also be employing a reliable employee.
Recent research by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Center and published in “bcec-autism-in-the-workplace”, shows employees with Autism outperform co-workers without Autism in regard to:
- Work ethic,
- Attention to detail, and
- Quality of work.
We have found this to be true in our experience of coordinating employment for people with Autism, along with above average proficiency in some, or all, of the following:
- Problem-solving skills,
- Concentration and memory, and
- Technical ability, for example, in information technology (IT).
While Autism is a complex lifelong developmental disability, many people with Autism have fulfilling lives and make excellent employees.
More information about the benefits of employing people with a disability can be found at www.employment.gov.au