Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and being an "Adult Baby"...#143
by, 09-Jan-2015 at 01:54 (238 Views)
Just a lot of worries.
Had to withdraw some more funds out of my
profoundly meager 401K Retirement Account to
cover some bills. Made the transaction 1 1/2
weeks ago, and the cheque still has not arrived
in the mail. I am simply angry inside regarding
this. As it is, I constantly worry about money as
an older adult with Autism and Cerebral Palsy
and living on a low fixed SSDI income. What I
receive every month in SSDI is barely enough
for physical survival.
People think that a high-functioning Autistic like
me with a 4-year engineering degree should
have it easy to find employment, but that is not
true, because my true cognitive social functional
level is that of an 8 year-old boy, not that of an
adult. I was forced to give up ever being employed
back in 2006.
I have many good skills, like CAD drawing, and
electronic circuit design and prototyping, but I
simply can not get through any kind of a job
interview, due to my autistic cognitive deficits.