So our company is involved in this program called "Project Search." This is where we hire people with certiain disabilities (downsyndrome, torretts etc) for tasks that they can do. Oftentimes, it works out really great.
One of our functions is data entry. Someone sits at a desk and enters loan numbers into a system. They get the numbers off of documents like mortgages, title policies, loan mods etc. So they have to sort the documents and enter in the loan numbers.
Someone like you or me would look at a document, enter the number, set the document down, go to the next one etc... to the tune of about 400 documents per day. We now have a project search employee, and I'm not sure what he has but he is kind of like "rainman" if you've seen the movie. So, he can take a STACK of documents, flip through them all 50 to 75 of them really fast (remember these loan numbers are 10 digits long) then key them in flawlessly. A true photographic memory. To watch him is unbelievable. Not to mention, he processes like 3 times the amount of what you or I could do per day.
From a management perspective, he should be great as well. Typically, project search employees are never attendance issues, and are always very focused at work. So I guess the moral of the story is, you cant judge a book by the cover