Autism Works specialises in software design and data manipulation. It takes positive action to provide sustainable employment to people with an Autism Spectrum Condition and Asperger’s Syndrome as qualified Test Analysts. The positive traits of the condition can make for exceptional Test Analysts. Attention to detail, persistence, precision, methodical, curious, high intelligence and often a "different" way of looking at things are common positive traits for people on the spectrum.
Highlights of support to date:
- Support with business plan development from a former Deloitte Strategy Partner
- Exploring opportunities to subcontract software testing business
- Review of marketing strategy and materials
Peter MacDonald, managing director of Autism Works, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been selected as a Deloitte Social Innovation Pioneer. We believe Autism Works can make a major positive impact on business, technology, society and most importantly on people with an autism spectrum condition, their families and friends. In the UK only 15% of 500,000 people with autism are in employment. We aim to grow a world class, sustainable enterprise that harnesses the very best talent from the private sector with the aspirations and social values of the third sector. Deloitte’s guidance and support will be invaluable in helping us to ensure that we can reverse this appalling statistic.”