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Autism & the difficulty of getting & doing a job

Autism (ASD) | Last Active: Jul 31 10:12pm | Replies (60)

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@usernameca It seems to me that autism is such a large umbrella term, and there are many subsets huddled together underneath it. Where someone may be on the spectrum, how it is manifested, etc. certainly can influence the best-fitting and successful employment situations. This is my humble opinion only, and your experience may be different. As someone on the spectrum, diagnosed at a later age, I found it helped me understand, in looking back, why some jobs were not a right fit. I often wonder how different the paths might have been if I knew then what I know now.
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Thanks for responding. Can I ask, what was a job you applied for that you think was a good fit, looking back? Also, was it a Mayo psychiatrist who diagnosed you? If I knew what I know now, I probably would have spent most of my life staying home, watching TV. I'm not kidding. So it's a good thing that I didn't know what I know now. ­čÖé