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Creating great employees – who just happen to have autism.

Thirty-year-old Tobias Ussing admits that his Asperger syndrome, on the milder end of the autism spectrum, is “a lot to work with.” Despite loads of motivation and experience, finding a permanent job has been a challenge, even though he is a highly capable computer programmer who began coding  in the 1980s on a Commodore 64.

Nonetheless, three years ago he and a friend built what has become the official YouTube plug-in for the Xbox Media Center. Since its first release in August, 2010, the program has had more than 19 million installs. Ussing says he programs “in my spare time” while “lying in my bed the entire day.”

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