Scottish firms encouraged to hire people with Asperger’s Syndrome

Scottish companies have been encouraged to boost their business by taking on people who have Asperger’s Syndrome.

People with the condition have problems with the way they communicate with and relate to others.

The National Autistic Society (NAS) said an estimated 50,000 people in Scotland have the disorder, however most are struggling to find employment.

Robin Walker, manager of NAS employment service Prospects Scotland, said that whereas most people would see an interview as a hurdle to getting a job, people with Asperger’s see it more as a “pole vault”.

Only one in 10 people with the condition are in full-time employment, official figures show.

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