1 in 3 autistic young adults lack jobs, education – Boston.com.

I guess Rob is doing better than many young adults with autism: he has completed some college courses in digital arts, and had several paying jobs. He just has trouble keeping jobs, and difficulty finishing school. After a few short stints at hourly wage jobs, he is about to start training for a job that is actually a salaried position with benefits; he really hopes he can keep this one, but still refuses to work closely with a life coach to help that happen. So we’ll see.

He has said that he sees working with a job coach as like being in special education. He wants to be normal. I keep trying to tell him that even NT people often need the help of a job coach to succeed. Anybody out there with some experience in this regard they want to share?