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Can I be a Mental Health nurse if I am Autistic/ADHD/Neurodivergent

Hi there, I wouldn’t think so, as this will be discriminatory against you and they’re not able to do that under the disabled act so I didn’t think they would say that you are unfit. in terms of disclosing to employers you can if you think it would be beneficial, but most employer should be really open to discussing access requirements and accessibility with you and I don’t think it would be fair if they discriminated against you just because you have autism, I think you would be a great mental health nurse as you Have that different insight and perspective, and if people are being strange about that then I would challenge it even though it can be difficult to do so I would definitely make a claim against them. I’m wishing you all the best good luck with your mental health nursing journey. Just be sure to reach out for any support if you need it from anybody, whether that is when you’re trying to be the nurse or during that process it will help you in the long run.

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