A testimony of a 25-year-old autistic employed woman
I am a 25-year-old young woman with autism.
I will share, in this short text, a little about my professional path.
Right now, I am employed, with a permanent employee contract, but it wasn't always like this. I did 7 internships in several different companies and only here I got my first permanent employee contract. Soon, I hope to have an indefinite contract, which will give me stability and security for my future.
Right now, I work as an administrative secretary, check everything on the computer and in folders, file and organize documents, and review accounting and financial information.
It has been very important to me that my colleagues recognize my abilities and challenge me, and that they believe that I am capable of doing everything. For me it has been important that my co-workers take into consideration some aspects that make my day-to-day easier: giving me proper time to complete tasks; asking me to do one thing at a time; explaining in a simple way what they want from me, and thus, it has been easier to stop being afraid of my difficulties.
My path as an employee is excellent, I really enjoy my work. I love being part of a team. I like my co-workers, who challenge me to do new tasks and encourage me every day.
I really appreciate being able to give my testimony and I hope that more autistic people will feel as happy in their workplace as I do.
P.C., 25 years old