High-functioning Autism creates challenges for the public sector.

CBC Reporter Julie Ireton’s report on the autism spectrum in the workforce. This interesting article highlights the challenges faced both by workers impacted with ASD and the challenges of creating work spaces best suited to their needs and skills.

Accommodation and understanding will go a long way toward ensuring workplace diversity reflects the strengths of all workers. The question of whether self identification will empower or hamstring workers is worthy of further discussion.

Suzanne Ford consults with Jordan Edwards about better awareness for Asperger's Syndrome in the federal workplace. (CBC)

Suzanne Ford consults with Jordan Edwards about better awareness for Asperger’s Syndrome in the federal workplace. (CBC)