There are tremendous programs and ideas out there to help serve the special needs community. Companies who employ individuals with special needs should be rewarded for their mission. Employment rates amongst youth with ASD are low and opportunities are minimal.
If companies and programs had tax and monetary incentives to employ those in need, it could help boost those rates and provide a much needed outlet for the large number of students who will be aging out of school.
Those programs should be both educational and developmental, helping those employees to continue their education in the workforce, the same way others do.