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Supporting 19 year old to make career choices

Sun 3 May 2015 10:53pm


I am new to the forum and would welcome advice from others in a similar situation.  My 19 year old son is has autism and moderate learning disabilities.  He is a talent artist and has spent 2 years in college completing  Art and Design courses.  He has said that he wants to continue studying to the next level as he wants to be a graphic designer.  

I wouldn't have it any other way....
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clocks on the isle of wight

Thu 30 Apr 2015 10:54am

New clocks at leisures centres to help those with Autism or Asperger’s

The Isle of Wight Council’s leisure centres have brought in new equipment to help young people and adults with Autism and Asperger’s understand time perception...

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DeeDee Doke

Recruitment agencies?

Wed 29 Apr 2015 12:31pm

Hi there. I am interested in locating and speaking with recruitment agencies that specialise in or do work with placing candidates who are on the autistic spectrum. Could anyone knowing of a non-government recruitment agency of this kind please contact me.

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Prosopagnosia/Face blindness

Fri 24 Apr 2015 1:52pm

I got the autiplan app.
Are there any others for Prosopagnosia that would help me......?

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Keeping my teenager busy is exhausting!

Wed 22 Apr 2015 10:56pm

I am exhausted trying to keep my 13 year old daughter occupied, it's like having a toddler again, she follows me around wanting to "do something" all the time.  She has not had a diagnosis but I suspect she is on the spectrum.  She has a SEN and only attends tution for an hour a day at a private educational provision.  I woner if there is anyone else out there in a similar position to me?  Would love to chat x

Dizzy x
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Need to move out

Tue 21 Apr 2015 6:55am

I am so upset and frustrated and I hate my mum right now and feel very upset. I got caught out lying and now I have nowhere to hide because I have to live in this stupid house and if they weren't so nosy and intrusive I wouldn't have had to lie in the first place if they could keep their noses out. I am so upset and angry because it is their fault I had to lie. I am waiting for a girl to move out of a flat with support but she is taking so long to find somewhere to move to I am feeling very angry towards her too because I JUST WANT TO GET OUT.

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How to help 10 year old

Wed 15 Apr 2015 1:08pm

Hi all,

Sorry for the long post, I'm new and need some guidance.

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Asperger support in the Chigwell area

Tue 14 Apr 2015 6:05pm

A relative of mine has recently been diagnosed with Asperger's in his 30s, and I am looking for some information to pass on to him. I think it would be very beneficial for him to meet others with Asperger's. He lives in Chigwell, but he does not drive. Though he is able to travel into London by train, so groups there may actually be more convenient than in other areas of Essex.

Laura - Community Champion
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Sun 29 Mar 2015 8:57pm

Hi All,

My son is coming up to 16 and I have just got round to filingl in the forms so he can claim PIP instead of DLA.

He doesn't need an appointee but his building society account is a kids one. Do I need to open him a current

 account before l fill them in and send them off??????


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Another Adult diagnosis?

Thu 12 Mar 2015 10:30pm

Hi, I have just been to see my GP today after struggling with the idea of this for the past 6 or so years. I haven't come to this conclusion lightly, have had many talks with my Mum about my childhood and many conversations in my own head about it as well as doing a number of online tests which I score quite highly on. I find social situations extremely difficult, I have always mimicked but this does not always come off well for me, I tend to butt into conversations or say inappropriate things just for the sake of 'talking' and fitting in.


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