How gaming provides an autistic outlet
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'I wondered if I just wasn't good enough'

Tom Cowley had a dream to create computer games, but after six years, had not been able to break into the business.

He is autistic, which means he has difficulty communicating with, and forming relationships, with other people. He suspects that may have held him back from selling himself to employers.

However, he has been taken on as a computer programming consultant by a company called Auticon, which specialises in employing autistic people, using the skills which many of them have to sift patiently through reams of computer programming codes, searching out errors.

Video Journalist: Jeremy Howell

  • 22 Feb 2017
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