Young Adults With Autism Face Employment Challenges.

In an article devoted to the employment challenges of adults with autism, USA Today (9/28, Weintraub) reported, “Slightly more than half of young people with autism have ever worked for pay since leaving high school, according to a survey published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.” Approximately “85% of those who were least disabled had worked, compared with just 12% of those most severely disabled.” Paul Shattuck, of Autism Institute at Drexel University, theorizes that “social and communications challenges that define autism put” adults with autism at a real disadvantage, because it is difficult for them to interact with others effectively while on the job.

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— “Parents create custom jobs for adult kids with autism, “Karen Weintraub, USA Today, September 28, 2013.

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