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Why is it important that my child with autism likes his job?

Chantal Sicile-Kira
Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities
For most people with autism, a job will be their one connection to the community and their main activity. If a neurotypical hates his job, he usually has another aspect of his life that is bringing him pleasure: his family, his church, athletic activities. However, most people with autism do not have family or friends or many outside groups they belong to, so it is important to help them find work that will fulfill them in some way.

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