Saturday, February 13, 2010

Nonprofit provides technology job training for people with autism

A suburban Chicago nonprofit group is providing job training aimed at matching the strengths of people who have Asperger's syndrome or high-functioning autism with jobs in technology fields. Aspiritech helps people with the disorders find positions in computer-program testing and data entry, which require the performance of highly repetitive and detailed tasks. The nonprofit's founder said gains go beyond participants' financial earnings. "It is structure to the day," she said. "It is sense of self-worth, value." National Public Radio (text and audio)

1 comment:

Bill said...

This is really an interesting article. I suppose that it all depends on matching one's strengths with the right type of job.

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