Something that few realise is that the law enables discrimination on the grounds of disability, unlike with religion, sexuality, ethnicity, age etc. Surprised?
This is largely understandable, necessary but as ever give someone an inch where money is involved... so accomodation, reasonable adjustments tends to mean little.
This is absolutely true. Despite so called disability discrimination laws, companies are still nervous when it comes to employing disabled people for anything other than low skill menial positions.
I have received information that some HR people are taking an interest in employing people with Asperger syndrome, but line managers are still unconvinced. This is because they see no business case for employing people with Asperger syndrome
What is good work in technical fields today?
A lot of the work has been exported offshore so unless you want to compete with people on low pay, which you cannot, don't. Manufacturing is largely dead now.
I'm wondering if changes to the economy have resulted in people with Asperger syndrome being of virtually no economic value outside of public administration. I know some parents who tell me that it is a waste of time and effort for people with Asperger syndrome to bother obtaining qualifications higher than GCSE level because they won't be able to use them for anything. I know some teenagers with Asperger syndrome who are looking at administration jobs in the council or civil service because they think they are the only organisations willing to employ them.
A decision has been made that a degree will be a waste of time and effort for my son, so he is looking at working as an electronic or computer technician despite intellectually punching below his weight. Something he has expressed an interest in is a clinical technologist working in a hospital. We are investigating how to achieve this.