DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

How might we engage potential skills and talents individuals with autism may have in the workplace?

Max Pabia

Autism is one the most common disabilities in the world, yet there is a clear lack of resources and opportunities available for autistic youth transitioning into adulthood and the workplace. Only 15% of individuals with autism are employed and employment success is low because society continues to view and treat autism as a disability.

Individuals with autism are not much different from the general population; they have their own strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, the current workplace model does not allow them to succeed at their full potential. Autism is a complicated disorder with many different factors across the spectrum. One thing all autistic people should have in common is a chance to make their mark in this world.