Employment opportunities for autistics

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In this article we would look about for the jobs that can come the way of autistic peeps.
Individuals with autism have the ability and desire to work, but there are still several obstructions. Research overwhelmingly demonstrates disappointing employment outcomes for this group. The vast majority is unemployed and for those who do have gained employment, underemployment is common. The increased prevalence of autism coupled with unique social, communication, and behavioral characteristics translate into the need for services to help them achieve employment success.
Individuals with autism should have the same rights and entitlements enjoyed by the rest of society. Employment enables adults with and without disabilities to earn wages so that they can support themselves and pursue their interests. Employment provides a forum that promotes personal dignity and has been demonstrated to improve quality of life in individuals with the lack of confidence. Autism is not a suffering that can not be cured and maybe getting among people in cooperation or any other working place would definitely build their confidence and communicating skills. Despite the humanitarian reasons, increased employment also provides a number of economic advantages. With employment, there is less reliance on government funds and more contribution to taxes. Jarbrink et al. conducted a study looking at the societal cost-impact of adults with high-functioning autism and found that lack of employment results in lost work time and productivity that supports a society and helps keep it moving. Further, employment has a significant cost impact on the economy due to resource utilization. Jarbrink et al. reported that with employment, the cost of community supports would decrease creating less reliance on day programs and activities, such as adult day care. It keeps them engaged rather than thinking more and more of their suffering as a burdened disease. Wages would provide the means to pay bills decreasing the need for living as a burden on others. Health benefits would cover the costs of medical concerns, a critical issue for this population, as increased health care costs are common. One becomes independent.
People with autism have some very valuable skills which can be applied in the workplace. They might have very good attention to detail, or be really good at sticking to routines and timetables. Therefore, are likely to be very punctual and reliable. Everyone has different skills but there will always be something.
Some job tips for people with autism :
• Jobs should have a well-defined goal or endpoint.
• Sell your work, not your personality. Make a portfolio of your work in which you excel.
• The boss must recognize your social limitations that would improve with time for sure.
It is important that high functioning autistic people pick a college major in an area where they can get jobs. Computer science is a good choice because it is very likely that many of the best programmers have either autism or some of its traits. Other good majors are: accounting, engineering, library science, and art with an emphasis on commercial art and drafting. Majors in history, political science, business, English or pure math should be avoided. However, one could major in library science with a minor in history, but the library science degree makes it easier to get a good job.
Some individuals while they are still in high school should be encouraged to take courses at a local college in drafting, computer programming or commercial art. This will help keep them motivated and serve as a refuge from teasing. Families with low income may be wondering how they can afford computers for their child to learn programming or computer aided drafting. Used computers can often be obtained for free or at a very low cost when a business or an engineering company upgrades their equipment. Many people do not realize that there are many usable older computers sitting in storerooms at schools, banks, factories and other businesses. It will not be the latest new thing, but it is more than adequate for a student to learn on.
So you finally got some idea about the fields where autistic people can get jobs. All this will help them gain confidence and let the fear of speaking out from them. Encourage autistics around you.
In conclusion: a person with Asperger’s syndrome or autism has to compensate for poor social skills by making themselves so good in a specialized field that people will be willing to “buy” their skill even though social skills are poor. This is why making a portfolio of your work is so important. You need to learn a few social survival skills, but you will make friends at work by sharing your shared interest with the other people who work in your specialty. My social life is almost all work related. I am friends with people I do interesting work with.

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