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Join the SAP Autism Inclusion Pledge: Connect with Untapped Talent

The SAP Autism Inclusion Pledge aims to re-shape thinking about employment possibilities for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Hiring people with autism has proven to increase diversity of thought and drive innovation. And yet, up to 90% of the adults with autism are under or unemployed and over half a million individuals with autism are moving into adulthood.

To make a difference, SAP created the Autism at Work program which shines a light on the power of neurodiversity to change the status quo and help fuel innovation.Talented individuals with autism are hired according to skills, abilities, and business need just like all other colleagues.

What reinforces our mission to be autism inclusive is witnessing the heartfelt reactions when sharing our experiences with the community, the stories from neurotypical colleagues about how Autism at Work factored into their decision to join SAP, and the tales of employees feeling reinvigorated by connecting with the program around the world.

In fact, we have learned so much from working with people with autism that we encourage all organizations to consider candidates with autism for employment opportunities. We make this possible with our new SAP Autism Inclusion Pledge.

Please check it out by registering today:

Everyone who takes the pledge gains exclusive access to free content based on SAP’s seven years of experience with the SAP Autism at Work program. Whether your organization is starting to consider an autism inclusion program or already has an established program in place, these assets provide excellent insights and inspiration for taking the next step.

Dive into SAP’s best practices to accelerate your autism inclusion journey.

The benefits include:

  • Getting ready to tap into a largely undiscovered pool of talent that is eager and willing to work
  • Encouraging filling a variety of skill gaps within your organization
  • Gaining access to a Resource Library covering how to launch, create, and/or expand a program

Autism inclusion in the workplace is on the rise as a key driver for innovation and diversity of thought.

Check out these success stories for a glimpse into why SAP is passionate about autism inclusion:

Nico’s Story: Posting Automation for ERP Systems
Reduce processing times for complex cross-company invoices from three days to 20 minutes? It’s possible with a new tool that was developed by Nicolas Neumann, winner of the 2019 Hasso Plattner Founders’ Award competition and part of SAP’s Autism at Work program
Matthew’s Autism at Work Story
Meet Matthew, an SAP Vancouver employee. As an individual on the autism spectrum, he’s putting his unique talents to work reviewing code as a member of the SAP Global Technology Legal Compliance team.
Autism at Work: Engaging Talented Individuals and Inspiring Innovation
By embracing the idea of neurodiversity in the workplace through the Autism at Work program, SAP is inspiring other companies to value different ways of thinking for their employees, and for how they do business in the world.

Be inspired. Take the pledge. Together let’s make an impact.

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