One Aspie states, “I have great difficulty with tasks that put high demands on short-term working memory.I cannot handle multiple tasks at the same time.” It is important that Aspergers individuals pick a college major in an area where they can get jobs.Computer science is a good choice because it is very likely that many of the best programmers have either Aspergers or some of its traits.
Majors in history, political science, business, English or pure math should be avoided.
However, one could major in library science with a minor in history, but the library science degree makes it easier to get a good job.
Some individuals, while they are still in high school, should be encouraged to take courses at a local college in drafting, computer programming or commercial art.
This will help keep them motivated and serve as a refuge from teasing.
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Approximately 80% of grown-ups with Aspergers and High Functioning Autism (HFA) do not have full-time jobs – not because they can’t do the work, but because they often have difficulty being socially acceptable while they get the work done.
Countless studies show individuals would rather have pleasant and personable co-workers than a co-worker who is always right.