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Sun Jun 2, 2013, 10:00 AM

Berlin company specializes in autistic IT experts

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By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, June 2, 2013 8:42 EDT

When German software giant SAP said last month it plans to employ hundreds of autistic people as IT experts, the news was welcomed especially at a small Berlin computer consulting firm.

The pioneering company, Auticon, already employs 17 people who live with autism, the disorder characterised by difficulties with social interactions and exceptional abilities in specific fields.

“Many people say that if a company like SAP said it makes sense… it’s very good for us,” said its chief Dirk Mueller-Remus. “That means it’s something serious, solid.”


Its goal is that by 2020, people with autism will make up one percent of its worldwide workforce of 65,000.


Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/02/berlin-company-specialises-in-autistic-it-experts/

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