Company Offers People With Aspergers New Opportunities

Because of their condition, people with Autism can have trouble integrating into the working world.  Now, a German company wants to give people with a form of Autism known as Asperger Syndrome new opportunities.

The firm is called Auticon, and is based in Berlin.  It is training dozens of people to become software testers.

One of the new hires says it is the first time he truly feels valued as an employee.

Management at Auticon says they've found that some people with Aspergers have a knack for finding patterns and flaws in gigantic calculations -- and that makes them perfect software testers.  

Owner Dirk Mueller-Remus founded the company when his own son was diagnosed with the condition.

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