Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth
... engage potential skills and talents individuals with autism may have in the workplace?
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.