Some bad news in the world of autism regarding a certain individual's nomination to a government post
I have read that Unemployment among autistics is higher than 90%. Even the very optimistic Joseph of the autism natural variation blog has placed it as 75% . Though Joseph is quite vague as to where this statistic comes from. When asked by gadfly, he was not able to give an answer, except assuring me he did not make it up, as he claims autism speaks and other organizations just made up the 80% divorce rate among parents with autistic children.
However, no need to fear, Ari is here. The solution to the unemployment problem among autistics is simple. All we have to do is eliminate social pleasantry in the workplace as a criteria for hiring and a criteria for evaluating someone's job performance. Then autistics will be able to be employed and do just fine. Gee, Ari, why didn't someone think of this before? Wonder what other clever ideas this pristine gentleman will have while serving on the NDC in order to better the lives of people with disabilities (though he does not seem to believe autism is a disability).