I am due to graduate with a 2:1 in Autism on the 13th July. It has been hard but rewarding work, problem is I couldn't
have predicted that the NAS were going to downstream at just the wrong moment. I am on the look out for NAS jobs but
I was wondering where else I could use my autism degree?
Every Wednesday the Evening post arrives with a job section, I do read it and also 2 local papers but there aren't many
jobs that would have me worse off or risk loosing my house (income support tracker mortgage). I'm also a subscriber to
Prospects magazine (not to be confused with NAS prospects this is a graduate magazine) but the placements are either full
time or in an area I can't get to.
I completed anxiety and communication in the workplace courses via NAS Prospects which were invaluable to me. I am on 3 waiting
lists in the NAS, transitions (ie graduation), finding work and volunteer work (cant remember the names the NAS uses).
I've contacted the job centre after being directed there by the Avon Parents group. There are things in the pipeline in my
area so I'm holding out for something decent to come along. I am willing to try work experience with paid expenses which
works out better than permitted work.
I just dont want to be stuck in this cycle of being at home all day and not getting any experience. I would like office, IT,
autism related work but cant find those sorts of jobs well paid in my area.
So I am wondering do I try postgraduate certificate in Aspergers or shall I try something else? Have I tried what I can and
just need to knuckle down and keep looking and hoping for work?
Al (BPhil in Autism 2:1)
Edited by trekster, 07 February 2017 - 11:35 AM.