[36] S3, Ep5: Making your own path: finding passion and purpose in work through special interests
Topics in this episode: ADHD, burnout, self diagnosed, self employment, special interests

Corinne Cariad is self diagnosed autistic and currently waiting for her assessment, but already has a diagnosis of ADHD. She’s 40 and lives in Pembrokeshire in Wales, where she is a consultant with a focus on third sector, food and education. Food has been a special interest for most of her life, and she’s worked in catering, run her own cookery workshops, and been a Food Technology teacher in high schools.

In our conversation we talk about:

➡ The overlap of ADHD and autism

➡ Autistic burnout

➡ Her teen years, fitting in and finding herself 

➡ Meeting the needs of autistic children in schools

➡ Following her special interest in food to find work that she loves

I hope that these conversations will be inspiring and thought provoking, open you up to new ways of thinking about being neurodivergent, and help you feel more connected to a worldwide community of people with similar experiences.

I’m Amy Richards, and after being diagnosed autistic at the age of 37 I’m now on a mission to learn more about different perspectives and issues around being a neurodivergent adult in a world that feels like it doesn’t quite fit.



Corinne’s website is: https://www.corinnecariad.co.uk/

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