How not to squander the potential of autistic people.
This article, although it reads as quite cold and is definitely not from the perspective of an Aspie, it brings up a good point and talks about problems Autistic people face in schools and the work place.
Autism is a condition that defies simple generalisations. Except one: the potential of far too many autistic people is being squandered. Although around half of those with autism are of average intelligence or above, they do far worse than they should at school and at work. In France, almost 90% of autistic children attend primary school, but only 1% make it to high school. Figures from America, which works harder to include autistic pupils, suggest that less than half graduate from high school. In Britain, only 12% of higher-functioning autistic adults work full time. Globally, the United Nations reckons that 80% of those with autism are not in the workforce.
Original article by on The Economist