People with high functioning Autism employed as software testers


There is tragically a high percentage of unemployment surrounding those with high functioning autism. Stigma and a lack of understanding have a lot to do with this fact. However, its not all bad, the brainy and intuitive traits of those with high functioning autism is now leading some employers to seek them out as software testers. This article in the San Francisco gate describes how Specialisterne a Danish company founded by a man with an autistic son, is actively recruiting. Much of the work involves testing mobile applications and the company is also developing a training program designed at teaching people with Aspergers and high functioning Autism how to test. You can find more information at

Mark Blakey

Mark Blakey is the founder of the Aspergers Test Site, after a successful career working in IT Mark wanted to share what he learned from his own diagnosis. He is the author of "Emotional Mastery for Adults with Aspergers" and "An Introduction to Aspergers Syndrome". Having received lots of questions from parents with autistic children, Mark went on to found Autism Parenting Magazine. The magazine has become an essential resource aimed at improving the quality of life for families effected by Autism. Its a monthly publication containing lots of helpful articles to help develop social skills, manage challenging behavior and improve communication.