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wheelchair user with selective mutism seeks employment in London Islington
Hello, my name is Jonathan (username jays712) I am a wheelchair user with spastic quadriplegia and selective mutism living in Islington. After many years of being institutionalised in my own home, I have decided to break out of my comfort zone and deinstitutionalise myself by trying to re-enter the world of work. I last worked in 2001 as a career guidance officer to disabled people in Hackney but had to resign because of stress and pressure. I have emailed the Support to Work section of Scope asking them if they could set up a meeting with an employment advisor. I await their reply after the Easter holiday. I am a graduate with a degree in history from York University. I obtained a postgraduate diploma in theology from Oxford University. I lost my voice in 2014 and now communicate by text to speech software on a tablet computer on which I type out sentences with my one good hand. I am computer literate and have knowledge of three foreign languages. I used to write a blog on theology and Christianity. I am now in the process of setting up my own website www.thedisabledevangelical.org. Does anyone in the Scope community have any ideas or advice about how to obtain part-time employment in London? I am not sure what I want to do. I realise that my inability to use the telephone will prove a difficulty, but I do not believe that barrier is insurmountable. Please post your replies with ideas and suggestions on this site. Thank you for reading and thanks in advance for your help.