U.S. Population Of Adults With ASDs Growing, But Not Employed
According to a recent study from the journal Pediatrics , a mere 55 percent of adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder had found employment six years after graduating from high school.
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#1 Oct 24, 2012
Comparing the employment and higher education to those with those who have mental retardation is quite fair. A lot would have to do with structure or the loss of it, supports offered when a child was used to aide prior, and the disability itself could make many jobs difficult for those with autism. One has to look more at the individual than the numbers, and look and the needs of each than as a whole as to if a disabled person with autism can work, and then why they cant. Plus, it's been 5 to 6 years where unemployment in general is high. Everyone is having a hard time finding a job. It also could have a lot to do with the perception employers and co-workers have of disabled people which could make the work place more difficult for those with autism.
If someone feels a study needs to be done, they should then make it more than just statistical numbers.
#14 Dec 27, 2012
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