What the Research Is Saying About Hiring Autistic Job Candidates

Job candidates who are autistic are often thought of as a good fit for technology jobs such as roles testing the user experience of a website.

But, autistic candidates tend to have skills that fit a wider array of roles, according to Matthew Lerner. Lerner, of Stony Brook University, is a leading researcher on autism-spectrum issues. He’s part of a large, global group of organizations that has taken a look at how to address the sky-high unemployment rate in the autism community.

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In the nine-minute video below, Lerner and I talk about autism as it relates to the workplace and hiring.