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I was diagnosed with ASD as an adult.
I currently hold a master's in Education, and I've tried working as a teacher, but there were so many unwritten rules that I couldn't really navigate. For example, I didn't think I was ever assigned a mentor teacher, because my principal didn't call her that. I refused to ask questions because I thought I was bugging people or drawing attention to my own incompetence, I had a lot of trouble relating to the kids, etc.
Obviously, teaching isn't something I'm cut out for given my disorder. I'm in my 30's, though, and I would like to find an area of competency that will help me support myself and pay off my student loans.
I signed up for help through the vocational rehabilitation center, but I still have this nagging fear that they won't find a good match for me.
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