Learning to make use of “disabilities”
Ron Brix’s longtime job as a computer systems developer for Wrigley, the gum and candy maker, required intense attention to detail, single-minded focus and a willingness to work on something repetitively until perfect.
The secret he credits to his success? Autism.
I’ve known several high functioning autistics. All were amazingly capable and showed amazing abilities when presented with the right opportunities. It’s great to see businesses looking to utilize the special abilities of people who might otherwise have a tough time in the workplace – rather than just finding ways to “accommodate” them.