How Stable are Autistic people in their Jobs?
Better understanding, consistency, and expertise can all suffer if an individual with Autism finds the social aspects of a workplace more difficult to deal with than the work.
While other countries are offering incentives to encourage companies to be Autism-friendly and job interviewers to keep in mind the social and cognitive differences versus considerable potential ratio, the U.S Government and its employers are not doing enough to integrate a growing autism population into the American workforce.
Swelling jobless roles, as researchers and activists claim, shall only increase unemployment and poverty in the long run. Approaches to employ the autistic are ill-defined and a massive increase in numbers of individuals under the neurological condition is creating its own bulge under which it may as well succumb. Some of the poorest employment outcomes have been observed.
A 2014 report says:
For every 68 school-aged students, 1 is detected with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is a 600% increase over the last three decades. The hardest part is that most students with Autism drop off after grade school, either moving adrift or becoming wholly dependent on their families.
The difficulty in finding employment doubles the problem; lifetime care giving around the clock costs $5.5 million for typical individuals with Autism, which is far above and beyond what most families with Autism can afford.
But, there is hope. Barring a few positive outcomes, there just hasn’t been much emphasis, in recent times, on effective employment programs for people with Autism.