Businesses are encouraged to employ people with autism

Participants at the special event on the theme, "Employment: The Autism Advantage", held at UN headquarters on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day (2 April). UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

People with autism often have remarkable abilities in pattern recognition and logical reasoning, according to an activist from Denmark.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that results from a neurological disorder affecting the functioning of the brain.

Thorkil Sonne, founder of Specialist People Foundation, was at UN headquarters in New York to attend a series of events to mark the World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April.

This year's theme is 'The Autism Advantage', which seeks to highlight the potential of people with autism and invite businesses to make concrete commitments to employ people with autism.

Cathrine Hasselberg caught up with Mr. Sonne who first spoke about World Autism Awareness Day.

Duration: 2’26″

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