According to Reuters, a study found that 35 percent of young adults (ages 19-23) with autism have not had a job or received postgraduate education after leaving high school. Considering more than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder, that’s a lot of people with unique perspectives and talents whose contributions to the workforce are being lost.
The Mighty teamed up with Autism Society to ask its readers for one piece of advice they’d offer employers about working with people with autism.
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Thanks to The Mighty and Autism Society of America for conducting the survey; Melissa McGlensey for writing an article summarizing the survey results; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible to include the picture and text in this post.