Help finding employment for autistic son.

Hi, I’m brand new to the site. The thing that’s triggered me to do this is finding myself at a loss in helping  my son to make the transition from education to work. He is very bright and academically focused. He is now 18 and at university. He has surpassed all expectations, primarily because his mind works with subjects such as science and he has little else in his life really. So all time and energy goes into study. When it comes to friendships, social contact and anything else outside of a book he is completely lost. A work environment, the busyness of that prospect scares him. The prospect of the summer months without his lectures and timetable also fills him with dread. How do I help him get a job? What will be suitable for him? Are there any employers that will be more understanding and accommodating? Any thoughts welcome.

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  • Kitchen work and retail I guess stuff with as little responsibility due to less anxiety I find works best for me I'm a kitchen assistant just wash up it's boring phyical labour but it's manageable. Depends on how saver his autism since we're all different on the spectrum. My dream job would of been art but realistically the industry is to competitive. People will be unrealistic and be like accountant work computer science but we're not all mathematical genuises. Maybe part time in a kitchen granted a lot of chefs are ass holes but he'll develop thicker skin for it. It's also pure routine which is ideal for Autistic mind set as I thrive off routine anyway but what works for me might not work for the rest but a suggestion anywa. 

  • Unfortunately, it will be very challenging to get a work in such a short amount of time. There are summer jobs, but you can't even use a supported employment program because the waiting list is certainly longer than 8 weeks? An company wouldn't give somebody a job if they were leaving after 8 weeks?

    All he can do is look at summer employment and assess his ability to function in such kind of establishments (stores, bars, etc.). drift boss

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  • Unfortunately, it will be very challenging to get a work in such a short amount of time. There are summer jobs, but you can't even use a supported employment program because the waiting list is certainly longer than 8 weeks? An company wouldn't give somebody a job if they were leaving after 8 weeks?

    All he can do is look at summer employment and assess his ability to function in such kind of establishments (stores, bars, etc.). drift boss

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