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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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gavin harding becomes mayor of selby (despite learning difficulties)

Tue 2 Jun 2015 12:56pm

i heard him interviewed on the radio but i appear to have mislaid the bit of paper on which i wrote the time and channel - if it turns up, i'll update the thread.

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House Hunting

Tue 26 May 2015 3:50pm

Moving house is meant to be the 3rd most stressful thing you can do, after divorce and bereavement, both of which I've survived!


I have put in an offer on a house today. So a nervous wait begins. I am trying not to pin all my hopes on it yet. Houses seem to sell really quickly in the town I am looking. Plus another person has made an offer on the same house today. I should hear tomorrow.


Laura - Community Champion
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Fri 22 May 2015 10:24am

I went into the 3 store today and they told me I could upgrade my phone (which I had lost). They told me I could have an iphone 5C for FREE which I was pretty excited about and they had a pink one. Luckily I went with my friend. When we sat down with the man (who was a Liverpool fan.... I should have known) who pretended to be our friend and said he did not get any comission. During the conversation he said 'its a 24 month contract OK' when previously I had been on a rolling contract (I can cancel at any time).

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Help for parents!

Tue 19 May 2015 7:12pm

Hi! I am an autistic 17 year old!

I often help parents of young autistic kids at a youth group called CASPA.


Q: My kid talks to his teddys and it is worrieing me, what can i do?

A: well i think this is infact a good thing, i used to do this, it is an outlet.

Q: why cant they just talk to me.

A: A teddy always has a predictable answer and i think autistic people like consisticy!


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GPS devices

Tue 19 May 2015 9:43am

hi there,


I've heard from a few parents of children with autism lately who are looking into GPS technology as a way of locating their child should they go missing. I'm aware this is quite a loaded subject with strong feelings attached to both the pros and cons but I'm keen to share- without my personal opinion- any helpful advice for parents who contact me in my professional capacity.

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Big week!

Sun 17 May 2015 7:45am

This week is a very big week for me and my family. Stressful and busy, happy and sad.


Yesterday was my brother's birthday. He died in 2011, and would have turned 30 this year. Although it gets so much easier with time, the list of things I would like to tell him grows larger. He had a group of lovely friends who are visiting my parents today, as they do every year. I will be dropping in this afternoon and it will be great to see them.


Laura - Community Champion
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nappies! !! HELP

Sat 16 May 2015 12:54pm

Hi my son is fast getting too big for his size 6 nappies. Especially at night. And we have no potty training anywhere near. What do u do then? Are larger nappies available ?? Or incontinence pads
Help appreciated as always x


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