Autism and bullying is a big issue. People with autism are bullied at significantly higher rates than the general population. Those with autism are often bullied in the workplace. Finding a job is very difficult for many people with autism. but if we are successful in finding one, we are often bullied due to people not understanding our differences. This bullying can come from customers, co-workers, or even supervisors and managers. I’ve had a job before, a couple years ago, and I felt that people didn’t fully understand my differences and that was very very difficult for me. I actually ended up getting laid off and I am not sure if it was because of discrimination towards my differences.
People with autism can be great employees, but we need to be given a chance and not be bullied or discriminated against for our differences, because if we are, it can cause us to shut down and not be nearly as productive. The best way to help a person with autism be productive is to encourage them and support their differences. Unfortunately at this time I have still been unable to find another job since, which is why I want to do my own online business and subscription service.
All the best – Matthew