It is not necessary to tell your co-workers and colleagues about your autism or your need for accommodations. They might become aware of the accommodations you have, if any (like extra breaks or a flexible starting time), but they are not entitled to know why.
What is the best job for someone with Aspergers?
Computer science is a good choice because it is very likely that many of the best programmers have either Asperger’s syndrome or some of its traits. Other good majors are: accounting, engineering, library science, and art with an emphasis on commercial art and drafting.
Do I need to tell my employer I am autistic?
Your employer needs to know that you have an autistic spectrum condition in order to make any ‘reasonable adjustments’, if you need them. Disclosing your diagnosis means that it is unlawful for your employer not to make any reasonable adjustments.
Can you work if you have Aspergers?
People with Asperger’s Syndrome can be excellent employees as they are often reliable, punctual, have a professional attitude to work, a high level of attention to detail and are good with routine and repetition.
Does Aspergers qualify as a disability?
A child with an Asperger’s diagnosis and impaired social, personal, or cognitive functioning may qualify for disability benefits.
How do I tell my employer I have Aspergers?
Do not go into a long explanation of the history of Asperger Syndrome, scientific theories about its cause, or all of the ways that someone can be affected. Instead, summarize the condition in 1 or 2 sentences, state your challenges, and list the specific accommodations that you believe will address them.
How do I tell someone I’m autistic?
Main signs of autism
- finding it hard to understand what others are thinking or feeling.
- getting very anxious about social situations.
- finding it hard to make friends or preferring to be on your own.
- seeming blunt, rude or not interested in others without meaning to.
- finding it hard to say how you feel.
Can you be fired for autism?
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can make great employees. However some individuals never have the opportunity to succeed at employment because of discrimination in the workplace. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 both prohibit discrimination in employment.
How do you make an Asperger’s person happy?
5 Tips for Loving Someone with Asperger’s Syndrome
- Don’t put the blame solely on your partner.
- Learn as much as you can about AS.
- Reframe your partner’s behavior.
- Be specific about your needs.
- Talk about how you’d like to connect with each other.