Around this period of time i was constantly being told by teachers that i would never amount to anything and i should put more effort in. at one point they didn't accept my coursework as i couldn't possibly have done it as i was never in school to learn the work, Truth be told i was of school as it was taking me so long to do the coursework as i was a tad obsessed about doing it properly. despite only attending school for 10 days my last term of gcses, I amazingly got mainly A's and B's. therefore i went onto do A-levels, during this time My attendance greatly improved, and 2 years later i began university. which its self presented many challenges but 3 years later i qualified as a children's nurse.
which brings me to the the last blog post. to weeks after that post i had a interview with a major hospital for a medical ward, the interview its self went well, better than the previous two i had had where i was offered jobs however at the end of this one i was asked do you have a disability as defined by the disability act etc, which of course i answered yes due to the aspergers but then went on to explain how it effects me and how i have found it affects my nursing and all the positive aspects it brings as well. however at the end of the day i got a phone call.
" no one with autism of any form could ever be a nurse. its not a suitable job, as I'd understand from my training nursing requires good communication and social skills and as your autistic you will not have this ability to be a nurse. therefore we are unable to offer you a job and perhaps you should return to speak to your university disability adviser to perhaps change profession"
the person on the other end of the phone pretty much ended the conversation there.