Friday, July 17, 2009

Aspies and Autists Wanted

Aspies who can work, especially those of us who are good with computers and who live (or can relocate to) Denmark or Scotland, may have a good opportunity.

Thorkil Sonne is a Danish man with a mission. His son Lars, now 12 years old, is autistic. Five years ago, after his son's diagnosis, he founded the company Specialisterne specifically for Aspies and autists. Knowing that many of us work well with technical tasks, especially with quiet and predictable environments, Sonne has discovered a good pool of workers.

Now, Specialisterne is planning to set up shop in Scotland. Maybe one day it will reach across the Atlantic - let me assure Mr. Sonne that many Aspies and autists here in the U.S. can do good work for him.

Hat-tip: Ari Ne'eman of The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network.

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