Specialisterne hires autistic workers as software testers for their heightened ability to concentrate on details.

A Danish IT consultancy is using the special skills of people with autism to improve the quality of its software testing.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects half a million people in the UK, and sufferers are usually unable to find regular employment. Carol Evans, director of the National Autistic Society Scotland, said, Only 6% of people with autism are in full-time employment, yet they tend to be highly qualified.

In Denmark, a commercial IT services business called Specialisterne has been set up to offer people with autism the chance to enter the workforce.

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