A job isn’t just about the money, although that is one important aspect of employment. For most adults, self-esteem is directly linked to what they do in the workforce. Having a good job can make you feel like a contributing member of society. It decreases isolation and gives you a sense of responsibility. But finding a job can be challenging and frustrating, whether or not you’re on the autism spectrum. Dealing with autism can bring unique challenges that should be addressed as you’re seeking employment.
How can you be prepared for your job search?
If you’re a teenager on the autism spectrum, you will have to navigate much of the job search process on your own. You may not be able to have a parent in the interview room to help you talk to management. What can you do to be prepared?
- Learn about autism.
Educate yourself about autism. This can help you stand up for yourself and be your own advocate. As you read about autism, you will learn how others have navigated the system. You can find mentors who will give you advice to find an employer who is accommodating. Know about autism in the workplace to know Continue reading