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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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  • SherpaMum's picture

    Hi Kaia.  Pleased you have joined us.

  • Lucy Li's picture

    Hi. Smile I am Lucy Licious, I'm 27 years old, an autistic genderqueer trans woman. I'm pretty reliably suicidal and have been so for around 7 years. I have an all trans robot band called The Attackbots, which I do all the writing for and sing and play too. Ummm. My life doesn't really consist of too much nowadays. I have a regular board games night which I host because it provides structured interaction, which allows me to interact with a group of around 7 people. I am very interested in developing psychology models and theories and have even come up with one that I feel identifies the central factor in causing autism... but because of my mental health I am unable to get the support to go through the peer review process. Sad Ho hum.

  • SherpaMum's picture

    Hi ans welcome from me.

  • Lorraine Swift's picture

    thankyou my 21 year old son as just been diagnosed with autism but he also as epilepsy and learning difficulties, i am his mother and main carer , and i am looking for some help or advice on organisations for my son and myself as a carer.

  • SherpaMum's picture

    Hi, your local autistic society and local council should have information on groups that may help.

     

    it is nice to meet you and to hear about your son.  Let us know if there is any other information we can help with.

  • greasey's picture

    Hi my names Lee and go by the psuedonym Greasey one of my school nicknames.  I was diagnosed with autism at the late age of 30 last year and it explains why I ahve trouble keeping a job, finding a job, not being able to form relationships and why I have never had a girlfriend.  I joined Ambitious About Autism this month so I could talk to others with aspergers syndrome as that is what I have. 

  • SherpaMum's picture

    Hello and welcome from me. My son is 9 and has ASD, he is high functioning.

  • Colorutopia's picture

    Hi, so happy to discover this site! My name is Michelle and I'm a mum of two, the eldest is 4 and his brother is just 8 months old. My eldest struggles a bit with communication, speech and language assessment is this August, I try my hardest to always stay positive and I'm loving my new Mantra; I am fabulously Ambitious about Autism. Thanks guys! 

    IM-O
  • SherpaMum's picture

    Hi Michelle, great to hear about your children,

    I hope the language assessment goes well, please do keep us up-dated.

  • Connor Hagan's picture

    ​THIS IS MY STORY WITH AUTISM

     

    My name is Connor Hagan (haggles for short), I am 16 years old and was diagnosed with autism on September 2013. I want to tell you about my life up to now and how having autism has affected me since primary school.

     

    Ever since I could talk my mum and dad thought nothing of me saying random words as I was only a toddler. But then as I started primary school my whole life changed. Reception was a walk in the park as well as years 1-2 but it was when I went into year 3 my teacher said to my parents that there is something wrong as I wasn’t learning as fast as the other kids. But my mum thought she was just being silly. Then I go into years 4 – 6 and my year 4 teacher realised I was falling behind on my homework and she did nothing about it but sent green slips home every week. But then comes year 6 and I was referred to a therapist called Kate form cahms and I told her my problems.

     

    As soon as I got into year 7 my life was made a living hell because I acted differently than other kids. I was on the school bus, when all of a sudden a lad grabs my bag and started to strangle me. I turned a very dull blue then purple, the bus driver helped me off the bus and a girl that I used to like helped me into the office of the lower school of Maricourt. Little did I know that that was the start of my struggle. The years passed like bullets as I was bullied I was very suicidal, but then I was referred to a  Psychiatric hospital called the Dewi Jones Unit, I was there for 6 months and discharged in February. The following year on September 2013 I was diagnosed with autism.

     

    I reached year 11 when I was doing my GCSEs. The bullying suddenly stopped I was very confused but then I realise that the bullies had better things to do than bully me as it was exam year. I only passed 2 GCSEs which isn’t great but for a person with autism it was a very proud achievement for me because I proved that I was capable of more than people thought. My life got a whole lot stress free as I had no bullies nor work to worry about. I’m now in collage and happier than ever.

    I really apreciate you reading this.

    Thank you!

     

     

    c.hagan

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