An area that I hope to move into in terms of research is the employment of adults with autistic spectrum disorders.

And how pleased I was to see this morning an article on the BBC News website on this very subject.

The article details a new venture right here in Scotland.

Some details:

Denmark which has made huge strides in employing workers with autism is expecting to begin work in the UK soon.

Specialisterne was started by a Danish man whose own son has autism.

Thorkil Sonne now employs more than 40 people with autism.

He is finalising plans to set up a branch in Glasgow in the coming months.

He hopes to hire 50 workers in the first three years of operating in Scotland.

See Why a firm wants staff with autism by Jane Dreaper for more details.