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Welcome to members! Come and introduce yourself.

Tue 1 Sep 2015 10:34am

Welcome to the forum!

What’s it all about? As the name suggests, this is a space to talk about autism with others.

You can share your thoughts and experiences, frustrations, joys and anything at all related to autism!

We want this to be a safe and friendly space to chat.

Here you can introduce yourself to the community. You might want to share a hobby or interest or your connection with autism.If you've been a member of the community for a while, you might want to share a top tip or tell us how long you've been a member. 

So I’m Charlotte and I work for Ambitious about Autism. I am passionate about raising awareness and understanding of autism and being ambitious for people with autism. I love to curl up with a good book – fiction and non-fiction. I’m currently reading IQ84 by Murakami.

 

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Charlotte

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  • flyingcloudkitty's picture

    Sherpa, I forgot to mention, the 20-hr sessions are for *1* single board game, called Twilight Imperium!  It can allegedly be played in 12-14 hours, but we use both the expansions for it.  It can be played with up to 8 players, so we managed at least 1 6-player game.  We ordered curries and Chinese food and played until 11pm.  It's a pretty complex game and it took even me at least a few hours to learn the rules!  None of us had played it before either.

    Big tip for Lego collectors: I buy my Lego at Bricklink.com, it's by far my favourite website for Lego and I've been using it over 12 years.  It's really expensive for sets, sometimes expensive for figures, but it's great for buying accessories or even loose lego bricks.  A lot of parents use the site to sell Lego.

    I found an amazing board game lately somewhat similar to dominoes and connect 4, it's actually suitable for those 8+, very simple, and a lot more fun than Monopoly or Scrabble.  It's called "Ingenious" and will appeal to many with Autism because of the coloured shapes and matching them up in rows.  I found a website where it can be played online against 1-3 other computer bots: 

    http://ingeniousgame.com/play-online/

    alternatively, the website is here: http://ingeniousgame.com/  and then click where it says "play online".  I bought the travel version last week at Tk Maxx for £5, and my friend bought me the full 1-4 player board game last week on ebay for £10 including postage!  The travel version is "better" as it has a plastic board which the plastic tiles can slot into it, whereas the tiles can slide around in the full version.  

  • CharlotteL's picture

    Hi flyingcloudkitty,

    Welcome to the forum Smile 

    Thanks for the tip on ingenious game! I love connect 4 and dominoes. It might be a good one for christmas Smile 

    Charlotte
  • flyingcloudkitty's picture

    Thanks Charlotte Smile  Another tip: Tk Maxx stores are selling pocket/travel games right now.  I saw a Connect 4 one for £5 when I was shopping today, and at least 2 sets of dominoes.  John Lewis has different sets of Connect 4, Dominoes, Chess, Backgammon and other games.  I have an exquisite Backgammon set I bought at Tk Maxx a few years ago, but the John Lewis ones look good too.  My wooden chess sets I bought on ebay though Smile  

  • SherpaMum's picture

    Thank for the Christmas present ideas for my son. He loves games.

    Twilight Imperium and good for sounds a recipe for success.

  • CharlotteL's picture

    Yes thanks flyingcloudkitty. Lots of great tips for presents. I think I'm going to set up a Christmas present ideas thread smiley

    Charlotte
  • CharlotteL's picture

    Yes thanks flyingcloudkitty. Lots of great tips for presents. I think I'm going to set up a Christmas present ideas thread smiley

    Charlotte
  • Kbowes's picture

    Hello Evereyone

    I am an art therapist and I have been working with a  15 year old girl diagnosed with Asperger's. She is in a main stream school and she is an amazing artist but she feels lonely at school. She is a warm and generous person who has a fantastic sense of humour but finds it hard to form friendships with her peers. I wondered if anyone knows of a Manga or  Anime art group in North London that she could attend as she loves this sort of art. Or if you know of any support Group for young people with Asperger's in North London? 

    Thanks very much

    Kate bowes
  • SherpaMum's picture

    Hi, have you tried the local Council's website or the local autism society, they should have list of local groups.

     

    hope you find something.

  • kaia's picture

    Hi. I'm Kaia. I could possibly have apspergers (I'm being evaluated atm). My only sibling (brother) had autism (he has been missing since 1988).

  • NickyB's picture

    Hello Kaia and welcome. Sorry it's taken us a while to reply.

    I am mum to an 18 year old son and also a 12 year old son who has autism.

    I hope your evaluations go well. I'm sorry to hear that about your brother. It must be very difficult for you.

    Nicky - Community Champion

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