Maybe you are just ignorant?
RTE recently covered autism very well (imo) in a recent documentary. Did you see it?Asperger Syndrome. Its on the autism spectrum and I am on disability allowance. Its high functioning autism but 85% with it are unemployed.
There is real Aspergers syndrome and than there are people who have self-diagnosed themselves in other justify their personal failings. The two should not be confused.
I realize you write your posts in a Brother typewriter. But the rest of us have access to mobile technology so posting on here is not an indication of being stuck inside.Just wondering.
I'd say that there must be both good and bad aspects though. Sitting inside and not getting out - not so good. Getting stuff off your chest with a nice hearty polemic to the world - good
Strange that 85% of them are on the dole.I've worked with people who are on the autism scale and are high-performing autistic. It just requires some sensitivity to things such as working environment- office noises other people can just phase out can be very distracting to people on the scale.
Communications have to be very clear and the provision of context to any request is important.
Basically if you lay the groundwork properly and reassure people with autism that they are on the right track and they feel confident in checking in with you that they won't be criticised for it it can be remarkably rewarding. Tasks requiring singleminded perserverance can be demotivating for other people but people with autism can find them very rewarding and no trouble as long as they know others are happy for them to be doing what they are doing.
I've found that people on the scale are excellent at working with large datasets and can provide amazing insights when the purpose of the task is shared and agreed.
Always found it something of a pleasure in my working life. I know one very high performing chap on the scale used to refer to me as his 'translator' which was quite a compliment.
Autism is a spectrum, not a fixed point. There are many who cannot work and cannot relate to the requirements of the working environment.Strange that 85% of them are on the dole.