The Job Struggle

If only we were royals and didn’t have to consider money and livelihood! With that in mind, many autistic people need to find work, and once we find it, we often struggle to hold a job down. From navigating relationships with employers to colleagues, customers to loiterers, there’s a lot to keep track of beyond the daily tasks of the job. If coping with social situations is your kryptonite, I would recommend seeking a job that allows you to work outside of an office or business (like transcription or home repairs). Another idea is to work at places that embrace uniqueness: alternative clothing stores, conventions, or charity organizations that reach out to people with disabilities. Also, keep in mind that most cities have a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting autistic people who need work. We don’t have to job search alone!

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