Integrating Autistic spectrum people in software Testing

 

 

AQA was formed in order to train and integrate High Function Autistic people in software testing tasks

 

The Rational

 

High Function Autistic people have certain limitations in social interaction, but in addition, they have unique advantages:

* Exceptional visual abilities, photographic memory, and attention to detail.

* Strong focusing abilities.

* Strong understanding of systems which involve logics and precise rules.

* Preference for repetitious assignments.

The social challenge is to find a way to integrate these people into the job market and express their abilities​.

 

Suitable Positions

 

These advantages provide substantial added value in software testing tasks that require accuracy, rigorousness, attention to detail, monotony

 

The vision

 

AQA will train & integrate Autistic spectrum people in software testing tasks. It will assure that their qualifications are best suited to the customers' need.

 

Current status

 

The program began operating in 2008 and has since successfully integrated more than 130 alumni in 87 different high-tech companies.

 

Benefits for companies

 

* Reliable and quality work

* Employment stability

* Persistence ability in jobs with high turnover

* Social responsibility

 
 
Profile

 

Leadership

 

Ester Zabar – Manager

 

M.Sc. in engineering with 23 years of experience in software, 11 of them in QA management (ECI & BMC). A member of the Advisory Board of ITCB – the Israeli organization for software testing certification

 

Anat Ben Meir​​ – Consultant​

 

B.A. in Occupational Therapy and M.Ed. in Special Education. Expert having 25 years of experience in Autism & Asperger. Lecturing in Ariel University Center of Samaria, Talpiot College & Kibbutzim College. Developed a questionnaire to diagnostics tendencies in professional for people with ASD, and Performs diagnostics for them.