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# 31
03-14-2010, 07:47 PM
Given his abilites at math and quick computation. Combine that with his memorization skills. One job comes to mind. Consultanting work for Casinos. Card counters and such schemers are always the bane of every Casino. Faical recognition software was supposed to beat all that (reference the movie 21). It failed. The casinos pay very very large sums of money to those who can identify the gambles who are using systems and what type of system they are using.

Please understand this is not a joke. I am very serious. Now how esay these jobs are to come by or find is another question. However, when I was in resdidency a bevorial specialst friend of mine told me abou this as he has two patients of his who ended up dong this.
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# 32
03-14-2010, 08:41 PM
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Shoot me a PM and keep me updated, I always like to help if I can.
I certainly will. Thank you CandymanCD.

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# 33
03-14-2010, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Commodore_Stipe
Given his abilites at math and quick computation. Combine that with his memorization skills. One job comes to mind. Consultanting work for Casinos. Card counters and such schemers are always the bane of every Casino. Faical recognition software was supposed to beat all that (reference the movie 21). It failed. The casinos pay very very large sums of money to those who can identify the gambles who are using systems and what type of system they are using.

Please understand this is not a joke. I am very serious. Now how esay these jobs are to come by or find is another question. However, when I was in resdidency a bevorial specialst friend of mine told me abou this as he has two patients of his who ended up dong this.
Commodore,

He would love to find the criminals (note my earlier post on grading school papers for his teacher). I wonder how we would even find out about these types of jobs?

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# 34
03-14-2010, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Commodore_Stipe
Given his abilites at math and quick computation. Combine that with his memorization skills. One job comes to mind. Consultanting work for Casinos. Card counters and such schemers are always the bane of every Casino. Faical recognition software was supposed to beat all that (reference the movie 21). It failed. The casinos pay very very large sums of money to those who can identify the gambles who are using systems and what type of system they are using.

Please understand this is not a joke. I am very serious. Now how esay these jobs are to come by or find is another question. However, when I was in resdidency a bevorial specialst friend of mine told me abou this as he has two patients of his who ended up dong this.
This is actually a pretty good recommendation. As said before, people with Autism don't function well at all in loose, unstructured, think outside the box, by the seat of your pants work. While he obviously has the knowledge to work in the programming field, he'd likely lock up and panic when thrown in a room and told to 'go at it.'

Not too sure if this has been suggested before, but maybe some kind of bookkeeping role would be ideal? Balancing the finances of a major corporation, something like that... Structured, regimented work, he'd know what to expect day-to-day and it puts his mathematical skills to good use.
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# 35
03-14-2010, 09:41 PM
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Commodore,

He would love to find the criminals (note my earlier post on grading school papers for his teacher). I wonder how we would even find out about these types of jobs?

Lt. Grace
why dont you commodore send Grace that docs contact info

now i think casino security would be perfect for him, lots of rules to enforce and dose not require lots of social interaction.

as someone with Ausburgers (a high functioning form of Autism) finding the right jobs are vary difficult, were not main stream thinkers we have a vary unique way of viewing the world. i just wish i had his grasp of numbers and spelling and music.
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# 36
03-14-2010, 10:07 PM
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This is actually a pretty good recommendation. As said before, people with Autism don't function well at all in loose, unstructured, think outside the box, by the seat of your pants work. While he obviously has the knowledge to work in the programming field, he'd likely lock up and panic when thrown in a room and told to 'go at it.'

Not too sure if this has been suggested before, but maybe some kind of bookkeeping role would be ideal? Balancing the finances of a major corporation, something like that... Structured, regimented work, he'd know what to expect day-to-day and it puts his mathematical skills to good use.
Yes, the bookkeeping theme keeps coming up. Structured, regimented work would be best. I wonder if any company would consider an internship program for him, whether in the computer world or the finance/bookkeeping world.

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# 37
03-14-2010, 10:17 PM
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why dont you commodore send Grace that docs contact info

now i think casino security would be perfect for him, lots of rules to enforce and dose not require lots of social interaction.

as someone with Ausburgers (a high functioning form of Autism) finding the right jobs are vary difficult, were not main stream thinkers we have a vary unique way of viewing the world. i just wish i had his grasp of numbers and spelling and music.
Captain,

Thank you for your support and bumping this thread. I think we all wouldn't mind his grasp of numbers and music.

Here is a talent that might go undiscovered if my co-worker and I had not started a casual conversation on what was up with our children this week and she started telling my her concern of his graduating from the only school he had ever known and she was faced with him starting a community college because it "was the thing to do" and not consider he might have other options.

When she showed me some of his work, I immediately thought of the gaming world which I love. As parents, (which i am one), you sometimes get tunnel vision regarding your children - she said she didn't even have a moment to think of his incredible gifts, she was only trying to find a secure living for him.

From this point forward when anyone says I am a geek or am wasting my free-time gaming, I will say "You can change a life, if you are open and look at the world from many viewpoints".

Sincerely, Lt. Grace (also known as Jennifer in RL)
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# 38
03-14-2010, 11:40 PM
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Captain,

Thank you for your support and bumping this thread. I think we all wouldn't mind his grasp of numbers and music.

Here is a talent that might go undiscovered if my co-worker and I had not started a casual conversation on what was up with our children this week and she started telling my her concern of his graduating from the only school he had ever known and she was faced with him starting a community college because it "was the thing to do" and not consider he might have other options.

When she showed me some of his work, I immediately thought of the gaming world which I love. As parents, (which i am one), you sometimes get tunnel vision regarding your children - she said she didn't even have a moment to think of his incredible gifts, she was only trying to find a secure living for him.

From this point forward when anyone says I am a geek or am wasting my free-time gaming, I will say "You can change a life, if you are open and look at the world from many viewpoints".

Sincerely, Lt. Grace (also known as Jennifer in RL)


"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."


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# 39
03-15-2010, 12:21 AM
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"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."


Winston Churchill
OMG - That is the quote I have on my sig line at work. It is indeed, a small, small world

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# 40
03-15-2010, 12:41 AM
Must resist urg to post something that would get me banned and run out of town.

I'm sure there's plenty of jobs he can get if hes good with numbers. Can he count cards like that movie?
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