wow, this thread actually stays on topic...but i didn't find anything about choosing work for yourself. Those with disabilities usually have someone to help them make bigger decisions in there life (if they're lucky and have family that cares), my point is that when any one of us puts thought into what we really want from life, work friends, recreation, we can be incredibly successful. I work with special needs individuals...specifically "real work for real pay". If you are going to place someone with *insert label here* into a real job, they have to be successful and at least equal to others in that position. If we look back on our own careers (or lack there of) we were probably most happy and therefore successful in a position that best suited who we are. It is called Person Centred Planning (yes that is how canadians spell centered).....so to get back to the story...if an autistic, asbergers (any other label including \.ers) is going to be employed for the long term, they have to be doing what they want. If you like computers but don't know anything about them, read \. (or check out ggl similar pages extension in Chrome)...and then look for a job in the tech industry...shit you might like to count the number of grammar errors in online posts (apparently a favourite past time of \.ers)...then find a way to get paid for it. Any 18 yr old may not be able to jump into a top level job scanning code for errors, there are all kinds of skills to learn first, but as mentioned by some parents, they teach their autistic kids about social rules etc...wow, they teach their kids....so is the difference between asbergers and \.ers the fact that your moms never taught you shit cuz you thought you knew it all first....well good luck trying to get that tech job...if you don't like what your doing, and don't have any help to learn how to do it your scewed, 'special' or not.