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The autism spectrum and a person's ability to work

North Carolina residents may know that, in some situations, a person's brain may function in a non-standard way. When a person struggles to communicate, regulate their emotions or thrive in standard living situations, they may be diagnosed with a condition that is known as "autism spectrum disorder."

Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental condition. There are many different places on the spectrum that individuals may fall, with some having very mild effects of the condition, while others may be so impacted that they cannot function in any social settings. Autism spectrum disorders can be treated, but there is no guarantee that those treatments will allow complete support to the individuals' needs.

As our readers may guess, some individuals with autism spectrum disorder may not be capable of working in any capacity. Although some may be able to hold down jobs in different professions, others may be limited in their abilities to communicate and interact. When the limitations of the condition prevent a person from working and they cannot find therapies or treatments to improve their symptoms, work may be impossible for them.

Autism spectrum disorders are often diagnosed when individuals are children and, therefore, in some cases certain types of disability benefits may be pursued for such individuals from a very early age. It is important for families who are dealing with autism spectrum disorders to get the information and benefits they need to encourage growth in those who cannot work. Disability benefits can provide an important financial lifeline for many Americans.

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