Willing and able: Hiring initiatives give hope to adults with autism

San Jose Mercury News
December 26th, 2014

20141226__1227autism~2 All of those specialized talents that are primarily unique to those with Autism are such a gift, however the workforce has yet to capitalize on these talents until recently. “We hire people in spite of autism and because of autism,” said Jose Velasco, head of SAP’s Autism at Work program in the United States. “It’s not a disability play; it’s a skills play.” Read about Joe Cintas,who until recently stocked groceries for a living in spite of his remarkable ability with numbers and patterns leading him to a career finding bugs in medical software.

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