People with autism ready to work

They find repetitive tasks ‘comforting,’ have low error rates
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/09/2013

Two years ago, Robert Langford, store manager at a London Drugs in Calgary, had several people with autism try out a work placement at his store.

The 11-week experience involved three hours per week at the 76-employee location, with support from job coaches around issues such as customer interaction. In the end, two of the participants were hired and, since then, London Drugs has hired another four, said Langford.