Young Adults With Autism May Thrive In High Tech Jobs.

NPR (4/22, Silverman) reports how, for a “growing number of young people on the autism spectrum” are finding “a natural landing place” in the tech industry. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “one in 88 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder.” However, experts claim that “people on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum often have an amazing ability to hyper-focus on a task” and “may really flourish at” an “engineering type task or computer design, where their interaction with people is somewhat limited.”

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— “Young Adults With Autism Can Thrive In High-Tech Jobs, “Lauren Silverman, NPR, April 22, 2013.

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