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Thank you for responding. I called the military bases organization security officer whom we picked up the SOR package from. I called several times and he never called back. I did receive a msg from a female from his office, she said to call XXX, who was my son’s hiring supervisor and I believe the company’s FSO. I called supervisor asking for help… supervisor was the person who said my son was not apply for ADP I/I//III. He also made suggestions on what to include in the response.
The SOR states: “In March 2020, following an evaluation of with a licensed psychologist, you were found to meet the criteria of Autism. The psychologist concluded that you exhibit difficulties in your ability to make judgments and are unable to understand the technical aspects of the security clearance.”
Supervisor’s Suggestions Below:
The Statement of Reasons indicates that son applied for an Automated Data Processing (ADP) position designated (ADP I,II,III) to support a Department of Defense (DOD) contract. Son did not apply for an (ADP I,II,III) position. Son required to have a “Favorable” clearance to obtain pier access to work on military vessels for loading provisions. His job is a general labor position loading provisions “hand over hand” to dry provision storerooms and refrigerated storage areas aboard military vessels .
Also, this work is always being closely supervised by Company’s assigned staff and also observed by the military . Also mention that the contract is assigned by military agency , Jacksonville FL. under the Service Contract Act and is an AbilityOne Contract. The contract (# contract number ) is UNCLASSIFIED but requires “Favorable” NACLC clearance. You may also explain that son has been working in this position since August 2018.
I submitted a response, but document was returned.
Please return your corrected response with each individual section you answered “I admit” or “I deny .”
I do not know exactly what that means. From my reading, the SOR that I need to address is the two sentences: (1) “…you were found to meet the criteria of Autism. I agree, but (technically) my son was diagnosed before age three with Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). PDD/NOS was folded into the single diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with the publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual in 2013.
(2) …”exhibit difficulties in your ability to make judgments … technical aspects of the security clearance.”
My son does have autism. All people with autism have problems with social communication and also tend to engage in repetitive, restricted behaviors at times, but those with any form of autism, can have a wide range of intellectual and verbal abilities.
I believe he understands that he is not suppose to talk about where he works. My son and I have discussed have his responsibilities of not talking about where he works. I quiz him sometimes by asking on what military vessel did he work on today, and he responded “I can’t tell you.”
My husband and I where both military and civil service employees with TS (SCI) and S respectively. We understand the necessity for clearances.
If you can direct me to any references that I can look up to help me in providing a response to the SOR appropriately would be greatly appreciated.
I looked into hiring a lawyer, but at $2,500, my son can’t afford that.