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 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Career change advice

Posted: 10 Nov 2010, 4:08 pm 

Replies: 9
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if your primary goal is to help animals there are ways to help that can be more beneficial and actually incorporate your engineering mind. like working for peta, or other nonprofits that help animals. if you can think of a method to stop meat industry, now that would be something. if you want to do...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Career change advice

Posted: 10 Nov 2010, 1:00 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,456


Well my backup plan would be to stay on the path I am now. I am not unhappy at my job; content would be a good word to describe how I feel. The underlying reason for this is I've wanted to be a vet for as long as I can remember. Problem is I have always been a "wiz" at math. I won just about every m...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Career change advice

Posted: 10 Nov 2010, 11:15 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,456


I suppose I should mention that I do already volunteer at a shelter regularly. I have 2 dogs of my own as well. I'd have more if I could. I would not leave my current job until I was accepted into vet school. I would take night classes and flex my schedule if necessary. Once I have a DVM my first ch...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Career change advice

 Post subject: Career change advice
Posted: 10 Nov 2010, 10:43 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,456


Hi all, I am a 24 yr old non diagnosed Aspie or just a person with many Aspie traits, not sure which. I am currently an electrical engineer in the defense industry. I am successful at my job, in fact just got a promotion. However, lately I have been considering if I would be happier if I pursued my ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Civil Engineering Career

Posted: 30 Mar 2010, 7:16 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 2,604


I am an electrical engineer. I find that engineering is an excellent field for Aspies, but can't offer much advice about civil engineering specifically.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Contractor with Federal Government

Posted: 30 Mar 2010, 7:15 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,901


I work for a defense contractor and I do know of people who have been denied for security clearances based on having Asperger's. I, personally, am not diagnosed and have never had any treatment for it so it's not much of an issue for me. If you are considering the defense industry and you do have a ...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Aspie women and weight

Posted: 30 Mar 2010, 7:12 pm 

Replies: 116
Views: 15,588


I am underweight at 5'6" 110 lbs, but it is genetic. Then again, all the aspie type people in my family are also the thinner ones.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Stereotypically Masculine Special Interests

Posted: 30 Mar 2010, 7:09 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 4,747


I'm a female drummer and hockey player. Don't let those "traditional" guys bother you. I find that the older I get, the more guys find these things "cool" as opposed to weird.

Don't think of it as being stuck with a bunch of dudes. Think of it as being the cutest one out there!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Security Clearances and AS

Posted: 09 Apr 2009, 5:48 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,416


The first rule of Security, never tell anyone anything they do not have to know. Only tell what they would find out anyhow. Well when sharing classified data, there's only 2 criteria to meet: whether the person in question has the right clearance and whether they have a "need to know". Don't worry,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Security Clearances and AS

Posted: 08 Apr 2009, 5:40 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,416


I would ask someone you trust, knows that you have AS and knows you on whether or not to disclose, better yet see if a psycologist is available on base that is actually able to answer that question, they cannot ethically say anything without your approval. There should be one on base. I'm not a sol...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Lower functioning days?

Posted: 08 Apr 2009, 1:06 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 3,001


I have days where social skills become nonexistant. Don't want to talk to anyone, look at anyone, deal with anyone... not even my other half.

Usually the only thing that can cheer me up on days like that is my dog :P

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Security Clearances and AS

Posted: 07 Apr 2009, 7:52 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,416


I was able to get a clearance after reporting that I had been hospitalized for alcoholism. I was sober at the time and able to persuade the officials involved that I was able to function without alcohol and that my treatments would not interfere with my duties and that my responsibilities would not...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Security Clearances and AS

Posted: 07 Apr 2009, 5:30 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,416


I found this answer on a blog but it doesn't make me feel any better about it: Only if a qualified mental health practitioner believes that the applicant has “a condition or treatment that could impair his/her judgment or reliability, particularly in the context of safeguarding classified national s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Security Clearances and AS

Posted: 07 Apr 2009, 3:46 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,416


I should note, I am also married to a Canadian citizen (US permanent resident) and they didn't even bother interviewing either one of us so I don't think they consider us much of a threat to security. I don't have a single dent on my record, I have no debt (other than some student/car loans that I h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Security Clearances and AS

 Post subject: Security Clearances and AS
Posted: 07 Apr 2009, 3:11 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,416


Does anyone here with an official AS diagnosis have a U.S. security clearance? I currently work for a defense contractor and have an active clearance. One of the questions in the application was regarding mental health and any reports of any treatment or diagnosis required a statement from a doctor ...
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