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JakeDay
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25 Jan 2015, 10:02 am

I am contemplating a return to further studies but I don't want to waste my time on unengaging or unproductive affairs.

Because I have an ASD diagnosis, I think I'd prefer to develop skills and knowledge for the benefit of the autism community.

What academic area should I focus my energy on? What specialists are urgently required by the autism community?



PowderHound
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11 Feb 2015, 3:05 am

I think it depends on how you want to help. Neurology, psychology, occupational therapy, and psychiatry all come to mind, whether it's research, diagnosis, or therapy. Other options could include law (disability or discrimination law), as well as the liberal arts (sociology or anthropology). You could even be a social worker or a writer--it all really depends how you develop, adapt, and market the skill sets you learn. I would be hesitant to recommend a liberal arts degree though--it's much harder to get a relevant job without a science degree.

In all honesty, we need people to spread awareness, but it's hard to do that as a career. People usually listen to people who are already highly accomplished in a relevant field.



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11 Feb 2015, 3:12 am

Public relations.


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