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I am 20yrs old and believe i have ASD

Sun 9 Aug 2015 2:03am



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the good listener : ghost in the machine - autists at GCHQ

Sat 1 Aug 2015 9:14am

GCHQ: meet the spooks with very special skills

Hundreds of people with autism and dyslexia work at the government’s eavesdropping post. Why do they make such good spooks?...gchq needs brains that are wired differently...take harry...his eccentricity and energy remind me of both pee-wee herman and steve jobs...harry's habit is the manifestation of his dyspraxia which is ddemd a stength with gchq's neuro-diversity programme...more than 300 men and women within the agency ghave dyspraxia, dyslexia, autism, asperger's and other profiles of diffrerence...

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Mate Crime replacing Hate Crime for children on the Spectrum

Mon 13 Jul 2015 6:27pm


Josie - Community Champion
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Mon 6 Jul 2015 11:28am

I still can't navigate this stupid new website. I want it back like the old one. It makes it more difficult to access for me and I feel really angry about this, and I am definitely using the site less than I used to with the old set up. Stupid stupid nobody listens to me anyway.


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Support at home

Sun 28 Jun 2015 4:05am

Hello All,

I wanted to post a question. I am very lucky in that I have good support at home. A friend lives with me to look after me and make sure I am safe.

However on nights when he can't be here and no friends are able to visit we pay a lady to come visit.

She normally does babysitting for kids, but didn't mind helping out. She is super nice.

She visited 4 times while friends where here so that I could get use to her. I found these visits really hard. I wasn't able to speak much. I got very anxious.

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Swimming Experiences - Think Tank!

Sat 27 Jun 2015 7:37am

Hello! I am looking for some honest input about your experiences with Swimming and Swimming lessons for individuals with ASD. I am potentially looking to open a Swim School specifically for children with Autism. I have an ABA/VB background working 1-2-1 within home and school settings as a therapist for a number of years. Having learnt to swim myself as an adult, I am now a keen swimmer both within the pool and in open-water environments, competing regularly in races for fun!

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doctors - bbc1 - autistic boy/dr who plotline

Sat 20 Jun 2015 10:01am

The Doctor

Doctors, Series 17

Episode 41 of 217

At the police station, a troubled Jimmi treats an autistic boy with a Doctor Who obsession.

Later, Jimmi is forced to put his own issues aside when he discovers the boy is in danger.

He races against time to find him before it is too late.

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New communication device

Thu 18 Jun 2015 1:59pm

Hello everyone

Amy - Community Champion
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Moving from Highschool to college.

Fri 12 Jun 2015 11:10am


My name is Brandon and I have just finished highschool. I am going to go to blackburn college at the start of this september. I will have a new support worker and the structure of everything is very different from highschools. I am not worried but am more nervous and kinda scared in ways about the transaction. I will have to get different busses and will have to meet new people and I will also have to decide my future. 

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I can't cope with meeting a new support worker

Mon 8 Jun 2015 5:48pm

I have just had a new support worker foisted on me, with very little warning, and I feel that I have been thrown in the deep end.  I had one three hour session where another support worker who I already knew well introduced me to the new one, and that was OK, but if I am alone with the new one, I just feel really uncomfortable and ill at ease.  I don't really know why I am feeling like this - I have always been a bit cautious around people I don't know well, but I haven't generally felt completely panicky like I am at the moment.  I really feel like I can't trust people I don


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