Jessica’s Story

Jessica has been interested in Information and Communication Technology from the age of six, writing her first programs on the Commodore 64 home computer! Not many years later she would be bought her first Windows 98 computer through which she gained her first introduction to the internet. From then on she would concentrate much time to her computer studies, developing several websites for her interest in gaming. Utilising Microsoft FrontPage to create her first website, learning all the technical requirements to create and maintain her own personal website.

She has worked as an IT Service Desk Analyst at a charitable organisation, providing technical assistance to individuals and offices within a business structure being happy to explain her solutions to individuals who had limited or no understanding of the issues she fixed.

The diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of 23, a form of high functioning autism meant changes were needed. Autism is a lifelong disability which affects communication and understanding nuance of social situations.  Because of her difficulties she has a greater understanding of the issues that other people face with mental health problems.

At aged 25 her physical health took a turn for the worse, as she started to feel constant pain in her back and lower legs. After many months of doctor’s appointments and tests she was diagnosed with chronic progressive widespread pain syndrome, commonly known as Fibromyalgia. With her reduced mobility and near constant pain, she continues to work to create her business offering services and support to other individuals.