I had some really good and some really bad experience with people who had autism. I believe that some of the autistic people can be socio or psychupaths, and help to create Nazi-type of system.
I had a very bad experience with an Aspergen syndrome man and I have a hard time to recover from it completely, since although he shows all the symptoms of autism, he covers it towards people who he is friendly with..... I was shamed by him publicly and isolated and his image of me in his head is - as like I was some type of the bad witch that need to be destroyed. I am serious, I think about it every day. He is still at the job he was for many years....
I think we need to be open about different, sometimes threatening side of the symptoms.
I am very sorry for your very bad experience with this manipulative, psychopathic, intolerant and abusive man with Aspergers syndrome. This was a living nightmare for you and I am sorry to hear you stil suffer from the memory. I think that an employer and a the Human resources department should prevent such developments and situations. I know how manipulative, agressive and intimidating autistic guys can be. I have one colleague like that. He has an information processing disorder, is very high demanding and very strict. He often enforces or forces people doing things for him by his physical and mental (verbal) presence. He wants everything to stay excactly the same, everything according to his logic, structure and rigid system, thinking and doing things. Guess what. In the TV/Radio broadcast world technology, information and ways of communicating constantly changes. He flipped when a new version of word was installed, he flipped when we went to a newer version of Windows, he flipped when Google changed, he flipped when we upgraded our Adobe Premiere Pro Video (tv) edit sets to a newer version (2018). He exploded when he lost his house keyes, the key of his scooter and his wallet. He clashes with fellow employees and he doesn’t change. I got very angry with him a few times. I am not afraid of him, helped him a lot but didn’t got anything (gratitude or help back) back from him. Today he works at home, because my boss tv doesn’t want him in the office, because he is too disturbing and to dominantly present. My boss wants that other colleagues can work undisturbed. This autistic guy has his qualities, but he is to demanding, present, annoying, agressive, manipulative, dogmatic strict, inflexible, dominant and disturbing for fellow colleagues to be able to give him a place in the edit room of the tv.
Please understand that you have many versions of autism, classical, PPD-NOS and Aspergers. I have also met intelligent, empathic, kind, nerdy, and nice autistic people who honestly told me about their troubles and challenges in life. Life is difficult for them. They need rest, quiet environments without noise, without a lot of arrousel, and they need structure, system and empty space wit few objects in them.