Historically, it has been very tough for people with autism to find regular, paid employment. While that's still the case to some degree, times are changing for the better. More companies seeing the benefits of hiring adults with disabilities. Even more exciting, certain companies and industries are also discovering the benefits of autism employment.
While there is certainly room for optimism, however, the road to success is loaded with potential pitfalls. In order to score a job, an adult with autism must jump through more hoops and pass more tests and evaluations than most employees. What's more, the symptoms of autism can become serious problems in many work-related situations.
To make the most of your opportunities while avoiding possible pitfalls, it's important to plan ahead, understand your options, and know where to turn for more information.