auticon’s mission is provide meaningful employment for autistic talent all around the world. Our business model allows us to integrate this unique group of individuals – with a phenomenal skillset – to the benefit for many of our clients.
auticon technologist Fraser talks about his experiences working at auticon and providing services to auticon client, Microsoft.
Fraser Fitzpatrick grew up in the rural town of Shepparton – a few hours away from Melbourne. It’s a smaller, rural city mostly focusing on agriculture and transport as its major industries.
“It certainly had an impact upon my development and growth.” He says.
“Fraser, number one, he’s a very positive kind of a person. He is very optimistic and very committed to his work but he’s also super interesting. He has a formidable knowledge on a whole range of topics,” shared Jane Hancock, a Job Coach at auticon.
The types of challenges that autistic people face in the workplace can vary depending on the individual. Often people talk about social issues with autistic people but if you take autistic people and put them into their own environment – an environment that suits them, it’s just that they do social in a different way that they interact in a different way.
“I am being supported by a Job Coach with auticon – getting a neuroinclusive specialist to help you for everything. It has been truly a boon,” said Fraser.
“Neurodiverse people bring extra talent and a range of, now known as Super Powers, into the company that allows for an untapped resource in a number of different roles,” said Chris Liebert, Senior Commercial Director at Microsoft.
“Fraser’s role is really instrumental to what the commercial executives do as a role, which is effectively deal making and negotiating commercial and licensing outcomes of our customers,” added Waldemar Bartnicki, Commercial Executive at Microsoft.
“Working for Microsoft has been amazing,” said Fraser.
“There are multiple benefits whether from an internal external perspective, ESG perspective, or from a technical value-ad perspective looking at productivity and Innovation,” said auticon Australia CEO Bodo Mann.
“The most important thing about working with auticon is really about the services and the support mechanism that auticon provides the consultants that we’ve hired in. It’s not about ticking some kind of checkbox, it’s actually good for business and that’s very much how I view it,” added Chris.