(Closed) adult brother with Aspergers – job/family drama

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

So I have no idea where you live, but in Missouri we have vocational rehabilitation and then another agency called community employment (where I work) and we contract with voc rehab to help their clients with the job search process, updating resumes, submitting resumes, applying in person, meeting with employers, transporation to interviews and employers, etc.  Maybe check and see if there is anything simmilar in your state because we do this for all clients of Voc Rehab that qualify (have a disability and meet the criteria of needing assistance locating a job). 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t know the rules exactly, best help I could offer is just to have him call Vocational Rehabilitation and see if they can help, if not i’m sure they could refer you somewhere that could.  Try it in teh state if currently is and if they can’t then call the vocational rehabilitation office where he is a resident of. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Totally check out local agencies that can help him!  Also maybe look into local city colleges that may have classes in creating a CV.  This may give him the power he needs to take charge of the situation.

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@rockoko, I feel your pain.  You are not alone. My 21 year old brother lives with me and has self-diagnosed himself with autisim, although I suspect he may actually have aspergers or a debilitating form of social anxiety. A few things differ between your brother and mine. Mine has been taking only half loads of classes at the local community college (online mostly), albeit being capable of more as he soaks information up and is a critical thinker. He has never had a job in his life and I am feeling emotionally and financially drained with having to support him.

I hope things are better for your brother & you were able to get some assistance from Vocational Rehabilitation. After reading your post and the comments others have left for you, I feel more hopeful about getting him the help he needs to aquire the skills he needs to take care of himself. Please feel free to share any pointers or tips with me. I’ve also felt alone in this and hopeless, in the past.

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