How autistic adults are breaking barriers in the workplace
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
Studies show between 60 and 80 percent of adults with autism are unemployed.
They often have brilliant minds or advanced degrees, but they sometimes don’t have the social skills to nail the interview and keep their jobs.
Alison Starling talks to one woman who lost her job after two weeks because she didn’t “fit in.” She also talks about programs that hire autistic adults and how they are breaking through the barriers.