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 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Getting vocational help from the State. Comments welcome.

Posted: 22 Sep 2014, 4:41 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 6,833


I got vocational help from the state. The counselors were very nice and caring people but the onus is on you to know what you want out of life. I had a lot of difficulty figuring this out so I used my therapist to help organize my thoughts. I thought long and hard about learning to drive a truck. I...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How many people here don't work/will never likely work?

Posted: 28 Aug 2014, 3:39 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 6,501


I don't think I'll ever be able to hold down a typical job as I have both Asperger's and a significant hearing loss. As a result of these two conditions, interpersonal communication and relationship building are nearly impossible for me, as is working on a team. I also become very stressed in most w...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Vocational Rehabilitation Experiences and Successes

Posted: 14 Jul 2014, 2:53 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 7,876


My experience with voc rehab was mixed. Although my counselors were good people who really cared about me and worked to try and find me a good job, they didn't really understand the impact that something like autism plays on the whole getting and keeping a job thing. To make a long story short, I or...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: more obsessions-> less successful?

Posted: 23 Jun 2014, 7:01 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 613


I too have more than one interest or obsession. My primary one is meteorology, but I have others in geography, geology, chess, and plants/trees. I went to college and grad school to study meteorology, but I was unable to find employment in that field due to the scarcity of jobs and fierce competitio...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Albany, NY

Posted: 16 Jun 2014, 3:19 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 324


I live about 45 miles southeast of Albany, which is an hour away by car. I do go there on occasion for various things.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: How do you escape from your parents when on SSI?

Posted: 26 May 2014, 3:51 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,256


If one of your parents is receiving social security payments through either retirement or disability, you can apply as a disabled adult child (DAC) if you were found disabled before age 22. The amount of money you get would be based on the highest earning parent, and may pay you more than SSI does. ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Got me a big decision to make, and not much time to make it.

Posted: 08 Apr 2014, 11:19 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,519


I should also add that I do think earning a Master's would improve my chances of finding a job in meteorology that doesn't entail me sitting on my ass for minimum 9 hours every day... one of the major aspects of this job I can't stand either. Wrong. In fact, it's probably the opposite. Sorry to say...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: SSDI Disabled Adult Child Pay

Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 5:59 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 422


Is anyone on here or knows someone who is on SSDI Disabled Adult Child? Assuming you qualify, I guess you can get it if your parents are receiving SS benefits through either disability or retirement. Unlike SSI, it is not asset based meaning that you can save the money and have more than $2000 in as...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Soft Skills we may (almost) have to learn to get good work

Posted: 18 Jan 2014, 10:26 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,050


You definitely need to know how to work well with a group as a lot of higher paying professional jobs are very collaborative and team oriented. This is probably far more important than the skills needed for the job itself.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Software Engineering != Computer Programming

Posted: 01 Nov 2013, 4:42 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 2,733


I recently quit a job as a software engineer because it was not what I expected it to be. I was anticipating a quiet job in a cubicle writing code by myself most of the time, but that's not what it is at all. Rather, software engineering is a highly collaborative profession that requires a large amo...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Document scanning job

 Post subject: Re: Document scanning job
Posted: 01 Nov 2013, 4:20 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,196


Hi all: I just got a temp job prepping documents to be scanned. Some of you may be interested in something like this if there is a document scanning facility in your town/city. Every day, I get a banker's box full of folders and I have to sort them and prep them according to specific instructions. ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Internship Interview: What to wear!?!?!

Posted: 10 Aug 2013, 5:14 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 668


I was just offered a job at a company that has a business casual dress code, but I wore a suit to the interview. It's always safest to wear a suit when interviewing for a white collar, corporate job. Besides a lot of businesses in midtown Manhattan are probably fairly formal, so I'd go with a suit a...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Can a person with Asperger Syndrome to learn Computer Progra

Posted: 08 Aug 2013, 9:59 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 6,637


Absolutely, especially if you're good with logical reasoning and math. Programming involves being able to think like a computer does, which is in black and white terms (i.e. Boolean logic). You can take courses at a local college, online, or on your own. If you want a more structured environment and...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Autistic-only or primarily autistic firm

Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 9:30 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,139


Good idea! I was wondering the same thing, except for software engineering. There are lot of people on the spectrum who are good programmers who have not been able to get hired due to the challenges associated with being on the spectrum. The challenge is starting such a business. I have no idea how ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Anyone else here Personality Type ISTJ?

Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 7:46 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 3,473


I'm an ISTJ as well, but bordering on INTJ.

I don't work now, but hope to get into software engineering. It remains to be seen whether I'm successful at breaking into the field or not.
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