According to a recent study by Paul Shattuck, one out of every three young adults with autism has no paid employment or college or technical education seven years after high school. This contradicts what Joseph and"The autistic bitch from hell" have stated in the past where they claimed the Brugha study done in England showed there was no unemployment problem among autistics and they were employed in the same manner as non-handicapped people. As well as Joseph's projected rate of 70% employment among autistics. As well as other members of the neurodiversity movement who purport that autistics aren't a burden on the economy because autists Bill Gates and Stephen Spielberg are billionaires who contribute far more in taxes and revenue than most neurotypicals.
The study used data from the 2007-2008 period, before the financial crisis hit. Therefore, this study is likely a gross understatement of what the problem is today if current figures had been used.
Autism speaks apparently helped partially fund this study. Autism speaks executive Peter Bell weighed in as well. This person, if I am not mistaken has a 19-year-old son on the moderate and severe end of the spectrum and the family is spending money and time preparing him to face the cruel world. Peter Bell maintains a friendship with John and Jack Robison and Alex Plank and helped fund Autism talk TV. Plank has stated that it's a good thing Mr. Bell's son is crippled and sick, so I wonder why Bell would maintain a friendship with these people and help fund this endeavor that does nothing to help persons with autism.
Ari Ne'eman, an individual in his early 20's who has never had paid employment has stated the solution is to eliminate social pleasantry as a criteria for hiring people and evaluating their job performance.
This is a problem that unfortunately leads to no quick and easy fix. I wish I had a solution myself, but unfortunately I don't. I had to struggle in the workplace myself and after nearly twenty-eight years of hell I had to retire at a young age.
How the ND movement can say autistic people are fine the way they are and how this is not a problem I don't have an inkling of a clue. I know. My authorship of this post proves that I am against human and civil rights for persons with autism, as are all other persons who oppose the neurodiversity movement and long for a cure. I realize I'm violating the civil and human rights of autistics by even writing this post. So it goes.