Guidelines: Employment & Career

This group focuses on employment and career. Guidelines for staying on topic:

1) The topic and/or context should be about autistic people who are finding, working, or leaving their jobs, as well as any other efforts to help them do so. Discussions about employment for other groups of people are irrelevant unless linked to autism.

2) The topic should be based on scenarios that can be encountered in the real world. Topics about imaginary scenarios and magical worlds are not relevant.

3) The topic should be related to autistics who are confirmed to be on the spectrum, or otherwise believe that they are on the spectrum. Discussing about people who have never mentioned about being on the spectrum, such as Bill Gates and Albert Einstein, are not relevant.

4) The topic should be related to stories of autistics who are alive, or at least have some connection to life in the modern era (i.e. within the lifetime of the group participants). Discussing about life in the 19th century or earlier will be irrelevant.

5) Given that the purpose of jobs is to provide financial security and sustaining life for adult autistics, topics related to the financial well-being of autistics (e.g. insurance policies, annuities, inheritance) and how they can provide themselves will be considered relevant (e.g. take up farming, make a deal with an NGO for long-term care). However, service providers should only mention their services when members ask.

6) Any soliciting or recruitment for MLM and investment opportunities will result in an immediate ban. You have been warned.

If you must really mention something irrelevant that is connected to a relevant topic currently under discussion, then remember to end it within three mentions.

 

Participants are welcome to share their experiences when it is relevant to do so. As there are many people who have shared about their autism experiences already, participants are advised to focus on depth, quality, and uniqueness. Share something that you don’t usually hear from other works on autism or something that gives a twist to the ordinary.

Do note the rules about keeping the group spam-free. If you must share a long essay or article, please upload it on a blog, website, Google Drive or other online services first, then share the link for us to read at our leisure.