Software Company Hires Autistic Adults for Specialized Skills

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Software Company Hires Autistic Adults for Specialized Skills

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 2:10pm

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For much of his adult life, 28-year-old Patrick Viesti has worked to keep the signs of Asperger's syndrome at bay, but even after a successful college career, finding a job was not easy.

"To truly be honest, I would have to say it was quite difficult," Viesti said.

Viesti said he had come off stiff or monotone during the interview process, reports CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller. However, his luck changed thanks to the software company he now works for. SAP recruited him and a number of other new hires this year because of their autism.

"Someone is willing to give them a chance, to say to them, 'I want you for your skills, I want you for the experience that you bring to the table,'" Viesti said.

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Original source: CBS News