I have employed several autistic people. I have a mind and value set that makes it a win win, not all employers can do that. I’m not scared, we just hired a young man who is somewhere on the spectrum, Were letting him try different jobs in the plant and arranging his job around the things he enjoys and the skills he brings to the table.I'd replace scary with amazing, and crazy with astounding but I get your point.
My advice is to help by guiding, don’t press too hard. My son struggled terribly with academics, except for math. In grade 9 he failed math, despite excelling all years prior. He failed because he had trouble showing how he arrived at answers. That’s when I stepped in and change his evaluation to look at his answers, not his ability to explain his methods. The school agreed and he was a regional math scholar thereafter.Congratulations! My son is on the spectrum as well. Grade nine this past year hasn't gone well for him at all. He needs the in class environment for focus as well as the ever important social aspects.
Between covid and the teacher strikes prior to that he is really struggling due to the amount of lost time.
It is good to hear the success stories though, it renews my energy and my resolve.
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