I wrote “can be” because I have encountered some individuals with autism (and otherwise) that suffer from depression. However, there are many individuals content living on disability from multiple diagnoses and will not seek employment.
I know I’m mostly wasting my time. But I couldn’t professionally stand by and see that the original article spread like wildfire when it contained a ton of misinformation. A few people have contacted me since to thank me for writing this article, as it has proposed many converse points for them to consider regarding ABA.