IDF Autism Recruits

Soldiers with autism give army rare view into intel, and disorder (article from The Times of Israel). Ex-Mossad agents set up an IDF Unit that invited suitable autistic applicants to work on aerial photography interpretation- work which requires long hours of concentration and great attention to detail. Their course included some life skills training from an OT, as well as some social and communication skills training- then they were supported through their integration into the workplace.

I love seeing organisations/government departments/military etc being pro-active about recruiting autistic people, and hope others will soon follow!

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