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Old 03-13-2013, 06:11 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I don't know where you get this idea. I went to an engineering school. Every engineer I know has to deal with people. I'm in meetings about 3-4 hours a day. I know of others who go straight from meeting to meeting. It's a requisite for the job and interpersonal skills will certainly be part of the job interview. If you can't deal with people now, nothing will change.

Fix the source of your problem first. You have to overcome your 'disability' before anyone will hire you.
This too- one of our family friends is an Engineer, and he's consulting with various people on a daily basis. Social skills are definitely part of the job!

 
Old 03-13-2013, 06:14 PM
 
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right now, many are making a GOOD "sideline" biz, just hanging out at Wally's and gun stores like cabellas, and such, buying .22lr ammo as soon as it hits the shelf, then selling it for 2-3x their cost on craigslist or at gunshows. a very few hundred $ will get you started.
 
Old 03-13-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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The OP needs to get help for his mental health. He doesn't seem too keen on doing it. I hope that changes.
We have no idea the support he has and I wouldn't classify his condition as being mental. He is well able to communicate in a non face to face fashion as this forum. His mistake was coming in an economic forum and asking the question he did. It is not something he or anyone else chooses and it is not a switch to be turned on or off.
 
Old 03-13-2013, 06:20 PM
 
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My Aspergers Child: Best and Worst Jobs for Aspergers Adults

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80% of grown-ups with Aspergers do not have full-time jobs – not because they can’t do the work, but because they can’t manage to be 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. One Aspie states, “I try to keep this in mind each day, and consequently, I spend a lot of time planning my interactions. But sometimes my plans fail.”
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It is important that Aspergers individuals pick a college major in an area where they can get jobs.
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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. Other good majors are: accounting, engineering, library science, and art with an emphasis on commercial art and drafting.
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.
 
Old 03-13-2013, 06:36 PM
 
Location: NJ
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gee, i wonder what they do if they dont have full time jobs.
 
Old 03-13-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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gee, i wonder what they do if they dont have full time jobs.
Many are on Social Security disability and or are supported by their parents as long as the parents live. Some are able to stay with siblings etc. A lot depends on if they can find an advocate. Many are and can be highly successful depending on the extent of their issues. Aspergers is a milder form of Autism. A lot depends on where you live and the nature of employment opportunities etc. It was a big mistake coming in here and asking the question he did. Perhaps a former teacher or someone else can help him depending on the level of services if any he received in high school. I would encourage him to explore the possibility of taking some courses on line. Taking the risk of coming off of disability is not wise as getting back on could be impossible moving forward. Don't want him to become homeless etc etc.
 
Old 03-13-2013, 07:29 PM
 
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Aspergers is actually highly sought after in certain circles:

At This Chicago Employer, Asperger’s Syndrome Is a Job Requirement - ERE.net
 
Old 03-13-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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Aspergers is actually highly sought after in certain circles:

At This Chicago Employer, Aspergerís Syndrome Is a Job Requirement - ERE.net
Very true and part of why I mentioned it depends on where he lives and if he gets an advocate. Asperger can be a work place blessing for some just like High intelligence ADHD can be very valuable with the resulting ability to multi task. It all depends on intellectual ability along with the handicapp and the availability of someone who will help guide the person.
 
Old 03-13-2013, 10:55 PM
 
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Very true and part of why I mentioned it depends on where he lives and if he gets an advocate. Asperger can be a work place blessing for some just like High intelligence ADHD can be very valuable with the resulting ability to multi task. It all depends on intellectual ability along with the handicapp and the availability of someone who will help guide the person.
Kudos to you for taking the time to review the situation and being flexible in your thinking.

The OP may have presented his case poorly and have legitimate issues. We can only hope he pursues his education and uses that as a spring board to improving his situation and maintaining regular employment. That is the way it should work, all joking aside.
 
Old 03-13-2013, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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