As another autistic adult who would probably only make a fair-to-middlin’ programmer, I understand where you’re coming from. I have no great desire to work in cybersecurity; I would rather write in English than in code.
That said, I do think Kevin Pelphrey’s heart is in the right place, however clumsy his messaging may be. I read the article you linked, and it sounds to me like he doesn’t want cybersecurity to be the only industry recruiting interested individuals with autism — he just wants it to be the first.
Perhaps in being the first, his field could set an example for other industries looking to recruit and train the autistic. At worst, his field could show them how not to go about it.