I found this topic captivating. A friend of mine wrote this article for Fast Company about Microsoft's ambitious new program hiring folks with Autism for a variety of technical and non-technical positions. "The impulse to hire more autistic employees is based on the same premise as hiring, say, women and people of color: Doing so not only welcomes in a wider range of creative and analytical talent, but brings more varied perspectives into an organization, and makes for a workforce that better reflects the general population of customers." http://www.fastcompany.com/3062835/hr/microsoft-autism-hiring