Last reply 3 years ago
careers

Hi im a 17 year old autistic girl recently diagnosed with ms. Im wondering which careers/jobs are suitable esp whilst suffering extreme fatigue.

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stumbler
3 years ago

@katiejj , having MS and autism shouldn’t detract you from finding a job, according to the Government. But the reality might be a bit more difficult.

You need to talk to the local Careers advice people e.g. :-
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
http://www.connexionslive.com/

I hope those two services cover you area.

You could also have a chat with your local MS Society, http://www.mssociety.org.uk/near-me

I hope they can help


cameron
3 years ago

Alongside what Stumbler says, you need to do a bit of soul-searching to find out what you like, what you’re good at and what INTERESTS you. The more you enjoy work, the better you’ll cope with any issues. However, I don’t know many people of your age who have a clear idea of what they’ll choose as a career! And as everyone knows, there is almost no such thing nowadays as a ‘job for life’. Most people change jobs (and often, change direction) a number of times in their working life. The more flexible and multi-skilled you can be, the better your chances.. so I would say aim for the best school qualifications you can get in the short term, then try and add to them either by getting a degree or going for an apprenticeship. I always used to tell students to be guided by their interests, not by what other people (e.g. parents) would like them to do! With good qualifications under your belt and with the experience/life skills that come from living independently, you may decide on a career that would never have occurred to you at a younger age. If you really don’t know where to begin with all this, ask your Careers/Guidance department to give you their questionnaires which can tease out your interests, aptitudes and abilities and match them to career pathways. Lots of luck! xx


tabbycat
3 years ago

I don’t know how affected you are by your ms, but I am always astonished by the things the kids I teach can do through blogging from their own front room. If you have a passion or an interest think about blogging or setting up a you tube channel or all the other cool things I hardly understand , but wish had been around when I was 17!
Good luck.

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