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SXSW 2017

Benefits of Workers on The Autism Spectrum

Zach helps people with autism find work and knows firsthand what it’s like to be an employee in the workplace on the autism spectrum; he is one. Zach will take you through the barriers which exist to hiring people on the spectrum, barriers you didn’t even know were there. He will also explain how these barriers can be broken down, and why it’s worth doing so you can access this under-utilised, and highly talented workforce. Employees on the spectrum are often more loyal, take less sick days, and have great attention to detail. Discover the many reasons how having staff who are on the spectrum will benefit your company, and what you can do to find these highly skilled workers.

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  1. Why is it important to hire someone on the autism spectrum, especially in creative/innovative/technology related industries?
  2. How can you actively support someone on the autism spectrum once you've hired them at your business, both short term and long term?
  3. What benefits can employers and employees mutually gain with an employee on the autism spectrum being in a business?



Zach Zaborny, Recruitment Consultant, EPIC Assist

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