Career Planning for People on the Autism Spectrum

As autistic kids graduate from high school and enter adulthood, parents ask, “What’s next?” Some will go to college, others won’t, but many will want to enter the work force.

But what kind of work is the individual suited for? Everyone on the spectrum is different. Deciding on a career path involves learning about yourself: What are your interests? Talents? Skills? Consider temperament, personality, and values. Understanding one’s skills and abilities, along with some research of various career possibilities before starting a new job can go a long way towards making it a better experience.