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Innovation
auticon highlight benefits of cognitive diversity on Disabilities Day
A timely reminder that many people on the autism spectrum are able to bring new ways of thinking and problem-solving to tech challenges.
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Autism
Autistic-majority IT services company celebrates Autistic Pride Day
those in technology consultant and IT service professional roles reported higher confidence, autonomy, and wellbeing.
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Autism
Autistic IT consultants to provide value to Woolworths
auticon is running a 6-month pilot programme with Woolworths during World Autism Awareness Month.
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Recruitment
Fear of breaking social norms in the workplace behind high job turnover
"Many autistic people feel the need to hide their autism, believing employers will see this as a problem they will need to manage throughout their employment."
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Apps
LaTrobe Uni's autism detection app wins award
An Australian-designed app that is able detect early signs of autism has won an award from the Business Higher Education Round Table.
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Cybersecurity
DXC Technology & Autism NZ help autistic Kiwis into the workforce
The Enterprise Centre, which is set to open in 2020, will include a cybersecurity centre and technology centre. It will also be one of the world’s first on-site training and learning facilities for autistic people setting out in the workforce. 
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SAP
SAP Launches Autism at Work programme in New Zealand
SAP is bringing their global initiative to provide those on the autism spectrum with qualified employment in the company to New Zealand.
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Autism
ANZ and DXC Technology form autism research partnership
DXC Technology has joined ANZ Banking Group’s Autism@Work partnership with La Trobe University.
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Autism
Canberra: The Dandelion Program helps autistic students harness their skills
“The DXC Dandelion Work Experience Program allows us to share learning from our employment program with higher education students with autism."
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Autism
Kiwi scientist gets $25k grant for revolutionary autism communication tool
“Seeing children who have difficulty in social interaction experience the joy of connecting with others is an absolute highlight of my work."
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Android
New game to help autistic students
A free iPad and Android game is delivering fresh observations about children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome.