Event Title

T1-F: The Missing Element: A Discussion of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Computer Science

Location

Coastal

Start Date

5-3-2018 10:00 AM

Description

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), a neurodevelopmental disorder, is characterized by significant impairments in social communication and interaction. Encouraged by advocates who are unaware of industry changes, many young adults find themselves pursuing careers in computer science. Recent changes to the industry, many of which place a greater demand on social communication and interaction, have left individuals with ASD frustrated. Struggling to find what may have once been the “perfect” job, the workplace environment has become increasingly difficult for those with ASD to navigate. This study examined the possible prevalence of individuals with ASD in computer science courses.

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Mar 5th, 10:00 AM

T1-F: The Missing Element: A Discussion of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Computer Science

Coastal

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), a neurodevelopmental disorder, is characterized by significant impairments in social communication and interaction. Encouraged by advocates who are unaware of industry changes, many young adults find themselves pursuing careers in computer science. Recent changes to the industry, many of which place a greater demand on social communication and interaction, have left individuals with ASD frustrated. Struggling to find what may have once been the “perfect” job, the workplace environment has become increasingly difficult for those with ASD to navigate. This study examined the possible prevalence of individuals with ASD in computer science courses.