A look at neuro-diversity well in advance of National Autism Week
Clever employers are always on the lookout for the next top talent that’ll help push their business to the next level. Incredible people with incredible minds have revolutionised the way we use computers, changed the world of art, and developed the world renowned theory of relativity, E=MC2.
It has been rumoured that Bill Gates, Michelangelo, and Einstein are or were somewhere on the autistic spectrum. While certainty on this does not exist in the public domain, they have demonstrated some of the key traits commonly associated with Asperger’s: a type of autism that can affect how a person communicates. Small talk, just as one example, can be tricky.
Skills found in many autistic job candidates
Another thing they all have in common is their success. Whether or not autism was a contributing factor to this success, some of the traits found in many autistic job candidates can be seen in them:
High ability to concentrate
Reliability and consistency
Accuracy and attention to detail
Incredible memory and recall skill