Analysis of Oppression on Individuals with Autism

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Analysis of Oppression on Individuals with Autism Student’s Name Institution Affiliation Autism spectrum disorder generally affects one’s social interaction, behavior, communication, and interests. People with this condition have experienced greater levels of oppression and stigmatization within society for many years at any age in their lifetime. Several articles have been published that focuses on these issues. The oppression of autistic people began a long time ago hence called for the foundation of the National Autistic Society in the UK in 1962 and the Autism Society of America in 1965 ("History - Autism Society," 2016). These were founded to create awareness and improve the lives of autistic people. According to one of an article published in the Guardian, the vast majority of these people have experienced great difficulties in getting employment. It is estimated that only 16% of these people have had full-time paid work since 2007. Before 2007, the figure stood at 15% according to the National Autistic Society survey. Based on the survey, 51% of the autistic people who had full-time paid job said that skills or qualifications were higher than what their jobs required. The article states that people with autism in different workplaces have been experiencing some level of harassment, bullying, unfair treatment or other forms of discrimination as a result of the condition. The article also mentions that the oppression might have gotten worse in 2012 when there was a significant increase in these statistics. Most managers have often admitted that they have no idea how to support their employees with autism. Based on A YouGov survey conducted on various

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