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Hi, my name is Niam33! Asperger's Advice.

Niam33 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited December 2022 in Autism and neurodiversity
hello, I am new here I am now in my 50s but over the past 10 years or so I started to feel like I don’t fit in, I am outside the box, I just don’t get people, I have never been diagnosed with Asperger’s but people tell me I am ?? Any advise 


  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,194 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Niam33

    How are you today? Welcome to the community :)

    The National Autistic Society has lots of information on Asperger's. If you feel that this does apply then I would make an appointment with your GP so you can be referred. The NHS website goes through the process. I hope this helps.

    We also have an Autism and Neurodiversity section in the forum, I've moved your post to there, in case you had anymore questions or queries. They are a lovely bunch here.
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Niam33. Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us. How are you at the moment?

    Thanks for already finding the courage to reach out to us. I appreciate the amount of courage it can take to reach out, especially when you are new and finding things difficult.

    It sounds like this is a particularly confusing time for you and you are wondering if you have Asperger's. Am I hearing that right? 

    If so, how would you like to proceed - what would the ideal situation be for you at the moment? Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything to support you.

    We are all here for you and listening to you. You don't have to face this, or anything else, alone if you don't want to.

    Take care for now and we will look forward to, hopefully, hearing from you again soon  :)
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