While some colleges are making more special education resources available to these students, such as a private room for examinations, a university-appointed note taker, and/or weekly meetings with a counselor, most colleges are still struggling to meet the growing need for specialized educational and social assistance for these students.
Likewise, once these students graduate and attempt to enter the workforce, finding appropriately stimulating, and fitting employment can be quite a challenge. A recent NYT article which describes a company that specializes in employing individuals who have specialized abilities, may indicate that at least some companies are making room for individuals with varying skills, who's characteristics may deviate widely from the typical employee profile.
This article follows a business owner, Thorkil Sonne, who noticed that while "many companies struggle to find workers who can perform specific, often tedious tasks, like date entry or software testing; some autistic people would be exceptionally good at those tasks". What is surprising is that more companies aren't noticing similar trends, and not utilizing individuals with similar specialized abilities.
It is important to note that not all individuals with autism would be employable by such companies. In fact, this particular company only hires one in six of the individuals that they assess. Additionally, in order to aid with adjustment, Mr. Sonne's company pairs each employee with autism with a neurotypical couch who helps the employees navigate their emotional well-being and aid with any social issues that may come up during the day--a service is that, alas, is not typical for your average company. While this type of employment surely does not fit every person's skill set or personality, it is indeed wise to recognize that utilizing an individual's specialized skill, even when that skill presents in the absence of others, may be advantageous and profitable to certain employers.