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Education / Employment

Aspergirl4hire
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In an hour, I have an interview for 30 minutes on the phone. I want to put my newest, littlest, spring-greeniest changes to work: what happens if I practice empathy for the interviewer? How can I get out of my own head long enough to get into a conversation? That's part of the problem. My rich...
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I am now at the point where my problems all seem to have been identified, but there is one more problem precluding me from them: having to take action. This might seem strange to others, me identifying my problems and planning solutions, but reluctant to put them in gear. This is because I have...
There are over 3000 colleges and universities in the United States. That doesn't even count the online schools. So how does an autistic high school student (and their parents) decide where to go to college, or even if college is the right choice for them. I have a 15 year old daughter so this...
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About a month ago, I met a pretty amazing man. His name is Greg Baugues. He's a developer evangelist for Twilio (a company that provides developers the ability to make phone calls and send text messages from their applications). He has ADD and Type II Bipolar, and he speaks regularly about his...
A while back I wrote about the movie "God is Not Dead". I still haven't seen it nor do I plan to, for the reasons I wrote about before. It seems that the reason this movie is popular among Christians, even those who do not identify with the evangelical movement, and who would never consider...
Remember the controversy that erupted over the sign language "interpreter" at Nelson Mandela's funeral? Apparently the hand gestures and arm motions he was making did not belong to a recognized sign language, and that's what caused the furor. The Deaf community was displeased to say the very...
Well, the conflict resolution came and went and it was not nearly as painful as I feared; though it seems the story has changed yet again, that the matter was not taken out to the church at large by a certain person (who did not attend), but only to the pastor. This surprised me as the group...
Spinning Compass
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I am still scratching my head over my recent midterms experience. One of them was a take-home test, handed out well in advance of spring break, to be turned in the following Monday. It was only 32 multiple choice questions. I managed to complete mine in 15 minutes, so I didn't think it was...
The other day in class I was blown away by something one of my classmates said to me. Before I say what it was that she said, I will describe her. She is a Muslim and wears a headscarf. Ah, yes, one of those oppressed women who are forever destined by her religion to live a second-class life...
"Truth". "Darkness". "Secular culture." "People who want little to do with Him (God)." I don't know about anyone else, but the thing that struck me is that the study guide names and yet does not name who it is that it is talking about. It's one of those things that you have to be "in the...
Yesterday I wrote about the woman from my old church who wanted to know the political leanings of my professor, namely was he a liberal. Today I'd like to go deeper into where this mindset is coming from and why. Although I now belong to the Unitarian church, I still meet with my friends from...
Spinning Compass
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Had another interesting conversation with a classmate while waiting for class to start. A teacher was walking down the hall and he said, "I think that's the teacher that got hit by a student not long ago." Hit by a student? Yes, it happened in class, he said. A discussion got out of control...
Dustman319
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Okay I am finally at the reason I wanted to write in my blog in the first place. Trying to find paid braille work has be very hard. I thought I could find it easier that I thought it would be. every braille job I have found wants either 2 or 3 years experience. In order to get the experience, I...
Please read my last blog entry, My Employment History before reading this. I go to a group every week. I actually find the group setting to be helpful. I help my fellow group members & they help me. One of my group members in 2011 told me he is a braille transcriber & wanted me to learn a...
Hi again. This time I want to talk about my history with employment. Just a quick recap of my history. After being taken out of school after 6th grade in 1995, I didn't have contact with anyone outside my family until my first job as a dishwasher in December of 2001. I did the job well & was my...
I am beginning to think that going back to school may possibly be the best decision of my life. Not because of the degree. As the Wizard of Oz said to the Scarecrow, "there are people walking around who are no smarter than you, the only difference between them and you is that they have a piece...
Joining this group, reading other's posts, identifying with them plus writing my own posts has brought me closer to understanding my own autism and myself. I hope this website can do the same for everyone else here. Thank you AC members, moderators and Administrators. :bounce:
Earlier this week marked World Autism Awareness Day. The Netherlands took it a step further and marked it ?autismweek?. There were all kinds of events going on related to the spectrum all throughout the country. The company a social worker I keep in touch with works for had such an event running...
I'd love to have a more Aspie-friendly job. I know it's not an Aspie thing to envy those who get to do something they love for a living, but I definitely feel that envy when I hear about certain other jobs. I think back on the alternate career paths I wanted to explore, but decided against them...
My girlfriend was over during the weekend and compared to other people that are in a committed relationship (at least from what I've gathered over time), we don't deal in a lot of "romantic" time as such. Quite often we both discuss laws, rulings and the entire political agenda more than...
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