How bad is the problem, really? That works relatively well for a subset of the population. Shots - Health News More than half of young people with autism have neither a job nor educational plans in the first two years after high school, a study finds. We can encourage partnerships between high schools and private industries, which is the premise behind Alamo Academies in San Antonio, Texas. Young people of color and those without college degrees are especially hardhit by the unemployment crisis. This finding gives us hope for what might be possible with more effective preparation for employment, transition practices and workplace supports. And Ross says that we need to change the way that we think about education and work, focusing more on applied learning.