Why ASD is not a disability
October 3, 2017
Paralell track of Thinking
October 3, 2017

The status of Autistic spectrum disorder as a parallel track of thinking has several implications for the world as a whole, in particular, business. For starters, it would imply that these people should be accepted in mainstream environments rather than pushed aside as they often are. In the particular case of employers, training which is very clear and moves at a pace in line with the employee’s understanding might be in order. Tasks which require an employee to be social or which require them to move in particular ways might be harder for someone on the Autistic spectrum . On the other hand, tasks which are more intellectual in nature would probably come more easily.

The best way for employers to respond to the fact that Autism is a parallel track of thinking therefore is to play to the strengths of the individual on the spectrum or worry less about the weaknesses. Computer programming has been one field which people on the Autistic spectrum have been successful within. Web design, accounting and even cartooning are all also examples of positions which people on the spectrum have been successful in. Overall, what all of these fields have in common is that they play to the ability of people on the Autistic spectrum to become hyper focused as opposed to requiring them to be social (although cartooning and web design might require someone to know about the population on an academic level). Thus, every environment which people on the Autistic spectrum are successful in plays to their existing strengths.