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World Autism Awareness Day

2 April

2015 Theme: Employment: The Autism Advantage

It is estimated that more than 80% of adults with autism are unemployed.

Research suggests that employers are missing out on abilities that that people on the autism spectrum have in greater abundance than “neurotypical” workers do – such as, heightened abilities in pattern recognition and logical reasoning, as well as a greater attention to detail.

The hurdles that need to be overcome to unleash this potential include: a shortage of vocational training, inadequate support with job placement, and pervasive discrimination.

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Source: The United Nations
When: 02/4/2015

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