Have you ever felt like you were at odds with the world or been to an event where everyone else seems to know what is going on, how to behave, where to go, etc, except for you?  In a world where we have all normalised a one size fits nobody solution for every situation, autistic people suffer because they have to adapt that much more in order to fit in.  Combined with enduring prejudice, such barriers have reduced the proportion of autistic people in paid employment to less than 16% in the UK, despite autistic people often being the best candidates for a diverse range of roles.