List of jobs for people with Asperger's Syndrome and all types of Autism? Is my list good or bad?
Asperger's Syndrome: 1. They could obviously be video game designers. 2. They could be musicians or be artists if they don't have impaired Motor skills. 3. They could be our nerdy mathematicians. 4. They could be our scientists. 5. They could obviously be Taxi Cab Drivers if they can at least say hello to people. 6. If they could learn to show emotions, then they could be Hollywood actors or actresses if the cameras don't cause anxiety for them (this could be a huge concern for some). 7. There are more and more Aspie Psychologists nowadays. 8. I don't know if it's illegal for them to do this, but some could be exceptional Police officers. 9. If they can learn to be obsessed with playing a sport and also learn how to come around the poor motor coordination, then they could be athletes. 10. Some could be doctors if they can build empathy skills. 11. They could become good security guards. 12. Movie Critics 13. Song Writers 14. Since some have obsessions with computers, more should consider being producers in Hollywood. 15. Customer Service since it doesn't require them to read facial expressions. 16. Authors 17. Psychiatrists 18. Cashiers since they are exceptional at math. 19. Teachers since they have obsessions with certain subjects. 20. Inventors 21. Photographers 22. Models if their Autism doesn't impair their looks. 23. Chefs 24. Waiters or waitresses. 25. Lawyers 26. Accountants 27. Clothing designers 28. Principials are a reccomendation, although they may have trouble with ruling with an iron fist. 29. Speech therapists 30. News reporters 31. Poets if they can express their emotions. 32. Politicians 33. Home designers 34. Repairmen 35. Car salesmen 36. Racers since they are all about memorizing terms, and a lot of them would build the sickest vehicles out there. What they should not do or be: 1. Join the Armed Forces. 2. Bloggers since a lot of them have limited speech patterns. 3. Sports Announcers since they might not be able to talk for long periods of time, and it generally requires a lot of social interaction. 4. Comedians since most of them are unable to get jokes in the first place, although some are exceptional at it. 5. Mail men since some get Anxiety around new houses. Non-verbal Autism: 1. Vetrinarians since it's all about obsessions, and it doesn't require you to speak. 2. Store clerks. 3. Silent inventors 4. Gardeners 5. Shelf organizers 6. News reporters if they can at least understand English. 7. Food critics if they can write well enough to a waiter or a waitress. 8. Authors if they can at least understand English. 9. Home builders since it doesn't require much communication. 10. Construction workers. 11. Musicians since singing isn't a requirement. Jobs that they should never do: 1. Any job that requires verbal communication. Now there's the Low Functioning Autism: 1. They could be actors or actresses still if they can be verbal, but memorization could be a huge concern. 2. Vetrinarians if they have the mental capacity to do so. 3. Gardeners 4. Janitors 5. Artists 6. If they are verbal, they can read books to older people or younger people in a library or in a senior center. 7. Musicians 8. Cashiers if they have the mental capacity to do so. 9. Hosts in restaurants since it's all about repetitive routines (if they are verbal), although politeness and hand writing could be a big concern. 10. Food critics if they can develop a decent vocabulary. What do you think of my list? You can add your own if you would like. 37. Bartenders*
Asked By: Saint - 12/9/2012
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Well I'm high functioning and I work as a janitor. I think yours is full of sweeping generalizations but it's pretty good what you listed that they can do anything depending on the severity of their condition and what talents they have. Even NTs can't do anything either because they also have limitations. For one, you... More
Answered By: Kit - 12/12/2012
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While you have good reasons for your list, we don't need a list of apropriate jobs picked out for us, many of us can do things outside of the list you gave, for instance i'm going to go into wildlife rehabilitation because I understand animals better then people. your list is pretty good, but every aspie has different... More
Answered By: Erin - 12/9/2012
It is wonderful. it gives hope to every parent of a child with differences. Go for it!!!
Answered By: annie42 - 12/9/2012
You have got a good list. However, you can not judge person's ability. That's why we really don't know what will be the appropriate for them. We all have different strengths and weaknesses.
Answered By: Cindy - 12/13/2012
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