Good news. I got paired up with a mentor and had the first meeting which seems to be off to a fairly good start. With any luck, it'll fill the missing rungs in the middle of the ICT career ladder, before the bottom rung (which I'm currently on) breaks off.
I've also been trying to get a formal ASD diagnosis but it's out of my financial scope, given I've taken a voluntary cut in hours & pay. I now qualify for a Community Services Card, which boosts my chances of getting dentures from the hospital, but it still can't get a subsidy for ASD diagnosis.