For Some Jobs, Asperger’s Syndrome Can Be An Asset

For Some Jobs, Asperger’s Syndrome Can Be An Asset

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smkeybrd&mouse.jpgA nonprofit in Chicago is improving the job outlook for people with Asperger’s and high-functioning autism. The company trains people in data entry and computer program testing — skills that come naturally to many with the disorder.

Brenda Weitzberg started the business because she felt frustrated with the lack of job resources for her 30-year-old son.

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