"People with autism bring strengths that we need at Microsoft. Each individual is different, some have amazing ability to retain information, think at a level of detail and depth or excel in math or code. It's a talent pool that we want to continue to bring to Microsoft," said Mary Ellen Smith, a corporate vice president wrote in a company blog last week.
Smith also said the program builds on longstanding efforts at Microsoft to enlist people with disabilities.
Specialisterne previously assisted German technology company SAP on a venture hire workers with autism.