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SAP Working With Danish Firm to Hire People With Autism

Posted By Todd Raphael On May 21, 2013 @ 2:29 pm In News and Features | 1 Comment

sap-logoI’ve talked before about efforts to employ people with Asperger’s [1]. But perhaps no Autism-related effort will be bigger than one announced today by SAP, simply because SAP, with 200,000+ customers, is just so big.

SAP says it’ll be hiring autistic software testers, programmers, and data-quality-assurance specialists. It’s going to do it through a partnership with Specialisterne, a Denmark-based firm operating in Europe and the U.S.

SAP had used the organization, where a majority of employees have autism or a related diagnosis, to do a pilot project in India and Ireland. U.S., Canada, and Germany will be on the docket next.

Specialisterne Founder Thorkil Sonne says “SAP is the first multinational company to partner with us on a global scale.” He expects others to follow its lead.


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[1] efforts to employ people with Asperger’s: http://www.ere.net/2011/02/21/at-this-chicago-employer-aspergers-syndrome-is-a-job-requirement/

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