Or bad news/good news.
- I didn’t get the job I was interviewed for this week. I’m secretly relieved they didn’t phone, as I was dreading having to speak to anyone who interviewed me, but I was a bit annoyed by the very impersonal email notification that wasn’t even signed properly.
- My autism screening went very well. On the screening test I scored 40/50 where 32/50 and above indicates 80% chances of autism, so I’m quite comfortably in that bracket. My interview answers and those of my Mum also supported that conclusion, which is good. I can now be referred on for a(nother) formal assessment, but I can immediately attend free workshops about autism at the organisation that did the screening. Also, my parents can go to a family and careers workshop, which I think will be helpful for them (they’re keen on going). I did shake through the whole interview with nerves, though.
It’s good to have some recognition that I have genuine problems with communication, and noisy environments and that I’m not just being stupid or difficult. It’s also good to realise that I haven’t been pursuing an idée fixe all these years that I’ve been wondering if I really am on the spectrum despite my previous negative assessments.
No time for more detail as it’s nearly Shabbat; perhaps more on Saturday night.
Shabbat shalom, Chanukah sameach and chodesh tov!