This is both very good and slightly alarming. About the way in which the autistics (what they really mean is those on the milder end of the autistic spectrum, Aspies and the like, not those locked in the hard shell of full blown autism) have different and valuable talents which employers ought to treasure.
All of which is quite true yet:
A nurse with Asperger syndrome called Kay,
Given that the actual job of nursing is that empathic care which is nursing, I really cannot think of a job less likely to suit those different talents of the autistic.
If I were ever to run a large workforce I\’d be deliberately looking for Aspies and the like to do the book keeping, programming (a rather large number of programmers are thought to be on the spectrum as it is) and, as an oddity, properly checking the expenses claims (I\’m sure there are other areas too). The places where rigid attention to tedious detail is valuable. You\’d not go out of your way to employ one as a glad handing salesman but then you don\’t want someone who is hail good fellow and well met here\’s my pen now sign here checking the books either.