Whose business is it, anyway?
One of the most baffling questions for people with Asperger’s — and or their parents — is what to disclose to others. Expert opinions abound. The consensus for elementary-school age children is fairly clear-cut when it comes to teachers, scout leaders and other professionals which whom the child has regular contact. For secondary and college-age young adults, especially those seeking jobs, the answer is fuzzier. However, there’s almost unanimous agreement that disclosure is neither appropriate nor helpful on the resume of the curriculum vita or at the application or interview stage if looking for a job in the private sector. In the public sector, some jobs are specifically held aside for people with disabilities. But that doesn’t mean disclosing Asperger’s is in your best interest. It really depends. The book “Asperger Syndrome & Employment” offers a useful perspective.