Individuals on the autism spectrum have a reputation: they struggle on a social level, have difficulty processing and expression emotions, and aren’t cut out for the workfield. What many people don’t realize is that many of their strengths outweigh their weaknesses.
Everyone has weaknesses, but it’s how we overcome them. It’s how we focus on the strengths and implement them in our everyday lives. Many high-paying jobs on the market today require a few characteristics, which we classify under autism. Some of the many reasons autistic individuals make excellent employees in these positions are because:
- They are incredibly focused and can complete a task quickly and efficiently.
- They pay careful attention to detail and won’t miss that typo your next employee might.
- They are often highly-skilled in a particular area and should be recognized in that field.
- They tend to be very logical and helpful in decision making, which helps when emotions get in the way for others.
- They are independent thinkers, which means they don’t need as much hand-holding.
- They are incredibly loyal and honest – and will be as transparent with you as possible.
Debra Solomon, founder of Spectrum Strategies sees the strengths in each and every individual on the autism spectrum. Debra is focused on training young adults on the Autism Spectrum to accomplish life and career goals, no matter how big or small. She believes that through determination and commitment, every client has the ability to live life to the fullest potential. Call (516) 822-3150 for your one on one and let’s get you reaching for the stars!