When my Aspergers son was in high school (a special program for kids on the spectrum) he had friends who graduated before he did. Most left the comfortable cocoon that the school provided for them for years and entered a world where everything was completely different. Several of his classmates graduated and found that there was little guidance available to help them learn how to get to the next level. The lucky ones went on to colleges that offer special ed programs but for the most part these 18-year-old kids typically try one or two jobs in retail or fast food, get discouraged, and stay home. My son used to say he was so afraid that the same thing would happen to him after graduation.
As a result he's becoming more stagnant and his self image is very poor.
Aspergers kids need sameness and routine. Many also have sensory sensitivity. And they learn differently than most kids. But that doesn't mean they're not brilliant in other areas. I just wish there was a way to match these kids and their personal gifts to the right jobs. They're not lazy or lacking in ambition. It's a disability and there's no pill that can help them find their way.