Information about autism and the workplace
Autism is a lifelong condition that can affect how someone communicates, processes information, and experiences the world around them. Autism is known as a spectrum condition, as different people can experience it in very different ways. Asperger Syndrome is part of the autism spectrum, and is a diagnosis often given when someone does not have an accompanying learning disability.
Every autistic person is different, so the most important thing to do is get to know them as an individual and find out what they need in order for them to do their best work. It can be useful to make clear early on what your expectations are of each other, and then regularly review how things are going and whether these expectations are being met.
Lots of information has been written about autism and how it may affect someone at work, and you can find links to some of these sources below.