German software company SAP says it hopes to recruit hundreds of people with autism, saying they have a unique talent for information technology.
The firm said that by 2020, 1% of its global workforce of 65,000 employees would be people with autism.
Autism is a developmental disorder that can cause problems with social interaction and physical behaviour.
However, some people with the condition are highly intelligent and have a keen attention to detail.
SAP executive Luisa Delgado said the company believed that "innovation comes from the edges".
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