Autism: A Wonder Misunderstood

Rahman Mohamed

In a radio interview last year (2013), Calgary Eyeopener spoke to Michael D’Souza from Meticulon, an IT company, about hiring people with autism.  This story was later broadcast on CBC’s The National on January 8.  Through unconventional interviews, or assessments, Meticulon found out how fit a person with autism was for the workplace.  This meant evaluating the person’s cooperation and compromise skills, communication skills, but not using a face-to-face interview; further assessments were conducted to find out if these persons with autism were fit for their position in a business (not a charity) aiming to make a profit.

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