Tech firms take on staff with autism

The Irish office of global autism advocacy group Specialisterne aims to have 50 people with autism working in Irish companies within five years, and 500 within ten years.

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
6th April, 2014
Tech firms take on staff with autism
Liam Ryan, managing director of SAP Ireland, with analyst Patrick Brophy. Picture: Feargal Ward

The Irish office of global autism advocacy group Specialisterne aims to have 50 people with autism working in Irish companies within five years, and 500 within ten years.

Specialisterne, which is based at the Irish headquarters of software company SAP, has placed three people there in software development and support roles. The group has also helped to place an employee with autism at Microsoft and another at the Frontline Defenders charity, to work on IT systems.

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