Untapped Talent Autistic Workers a Worthwhile Challenge for SAP

German software development giant SAP is planning to hire hundreds of people with autism by 2020. The company hopes to benefit from their unusual skillset and says it's ready for any practical challenges. Advocates hope the program could set an example for others.
Von Martin Motzkau
Sascha Goldmann (left) and Philipp von der Linden work at IT company Auticon, which contracts people with autism to work as consultants.

Sascha Goldmann (left) and Philipp von der Linden work at IT company Auticon, which contracts people with autism to work as consultants.

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