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Travelling.

Thu 22 Jan 2015 10:52am

I'm at the age where a lot of my friends are going on gap years. When I see pictures they post on facebook it looks all very exciting, but also it seems all very spontaneous. For me spontinaity is not something I can do. I have to plan everything and know exactly what is happening next. Also I can never just randomly start talking to strangers which is what I gather travelling is all about, another no no. So the thought of me going on a gap year never seems possible. 

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Tallulah


Work Advice

Sun 18 Jan 2015 2:51pm

I would like some work advice about my new job. I have just started a new job working at a cat adoption centre. I really love my job and my colleagues all seem really nice, but there is a lot to take in. There is a lot of paperwork to learn, and you have to get visitors to fill in lots of paperwork when they come to view a cat, and again when they return to collect their cat. You have to decide whether it's necessary to book a home visit or not: most of the time we use Google Maps to look at the address. There are also medical records, calculating dosage for meds like worming tablets, etc.

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Laura - Community Champion
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Kelfranox


Advice

Sun 11 Jan 2015 2:29am

Hi all. I am a support worker and I support a women with low functioning autism. I am looking for clubs/ social activities that she could attend, I've searched the internet but havnt had any luck. There doesn't seem to be many social activities for adults with low functioning autism. She's a people person & loves being out and about and chatting to people so I thought it'd be good to find a social group/ activity group for her to join with others who also have low functioning autism. Does anybody know of any places or have any ideas on what I could do ?

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Spadille


Relationship & Autism

Fri 26 Dec 2014 11:58am

The title might not be the best suited, but it's the only one I could think of.

I have autism (spectrum; ASD), and I also have ADHD. There's also a girl I like and her feelings are also reciprocated, however, we're not dating for reasons not relevant here.

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Marigold


Temporary housing - help!

Wed 24 Dec 2014 4:31pm
Hello, I'm in dire need of advice regarding temporary housing and ASD. I'm currently being evicted from a privately own flat the council have put me in after previously being in a hostel for nearly a year. The council have literally been bullying me into taking another temporary flat, despite objections to it's suitability and location. The problem is I've only recently been diagnosed with ASD after a 20 year battle and misdiagnosis of borderline personality, which is what the council were going on to access my needs.
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Tallulah


New Job - Great News!

Sun 21 Dec 2014 5:52pm

I have happy news! I have got a part time job at Cats Protection!

I am so happy because I really love cats. I have been volunteering there for a year, and as a volunteer you get all the mucky jobs, but those things are OK because . . . cats. But as a member of staff I will get to learn much more about things they do, and help them rehome cats to visitors.

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Laura - Community Champion
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siobhan o


anxiety sleep

Thu 18 Dec 2014 11:13pm

Hi there

I'm new to this forum but I have been a mental health professional for 30 years my adult son is in college but suffers very poor sleep and severe OCT and anxiety as well as having an ASD diagnosis 

I have asked him to consider taking an anti depression medication called amytriptline that has been useful in the treatment of anxiety and can also help with sleep but he is so reluctant to take them but his anxiety OCD is crippling him and making life so difficult for him 

Has anyone any advice about sleep and anxiety 

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Siobhan
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SnowHart


Boyfriend with Aspergers

Thu 11 Dec 2014 1:43pm

Hi there everyone, this is my first post and i'm just looking for a bit of guidence.

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Clare Bull


New Autism Guidance - Your thoughts

Mon 1 Dec 2014 12:13pm

The government is seeking views on proposed new guidance to local authorities and NHS organisations, to support the implementation of ‘Think Autism’, the update to the 2010 adult autism strategy. You can read all the documents (including easy read versions) here https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/adult-autism-strategy-guidance-update

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Clare Bull, Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Ambitious about Autism

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