Auticon makes waves by exclusively employing autistic IT consultants.
International social enterprise Auticon has launched a campaign to create jobs for the autistic community in Scotland.
Partnering with the Royal Bank of Scotland, Auticon plans to expand into Scotland, starting with the hiring of three full-time IT consultants, all of whom will be on the spectrum.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. With understanding of the condition constantly evolving, it is now known to be a spectrum, and while all autistic people share certain difficulties, it ultimately will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. Importantly, people on the autism spectrum do learn and develop, meaning that with the right support every autistic individual can live a fulfilling life of their own choosing.