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Hi Can a person have earned a college degree yet be on the autism spectrum and also have a reduced intellectual functioning in work and/or other stressful situations?
Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Mental Health
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the reason I am asking is I am a social worker who has an adult male with a long,long history of getting work but within shortg period of time is told he does not communicate well with coworkers, he doesn't understand thigs and is almost always asked to leave. This is not a question of showing up or not trying.
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Mental Health Professional: Linda D., Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC replied 7 months ago
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Mental Health Professional: Linda D., Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC replied 7 months ago

Yes, the reason that you are experiencing this dichotomy with him is that you and he should think of Autism as like a social anxiety disorder. Adults with Autism do not perceive the needs and/or reactions of others. They do not cognitively/intellectually process this information. So he requires not only job placement, etc skills but he really needs socialization skill building. Task completion is very different from knowing how to interact with others. He may also be more successful if he were to take a job that requires limited interpersonal relationships. The less, the quieter, the better. Does this make sense? Do you have any other questions? I am here to help you. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC

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