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December 19, 2004

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Peter

The report actually claims that 12% of people *diagnosed* with AS are employed. But I'd expect the proportion of AS 'sufferers' in work to be much higher once you include those who unwittingly, or unofficially, have the same syndrome.

I've met many people who matched the symptoms of Asperger Syndrome perfectly, but whom I doubt have ever been professionally diagnosed with it. The proportion who have been will basically be a self-selecting sample who encounter the greatest problems in everyday social interactions and seek solutions and diagnoses from there. You'd rather expect them to do less well than those who are able to get on with their life, and, dare I predict, earn quite a lot with their high intelligence and great technical skills.

Will Wilkinson

Maybe folks with aspergers aren't great at bargaining over wages?

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