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Bettahm
Bettahm Community member Posts: 1,439 Disability Gamechanger
@hannah_scope
I have written to both as you suggested
Hope they will take it up as not just happening to me, must be happening up a d down the country and put that in one of the emails
So hope it might change attitudes long term
Let you know what they say
Thanks Hannah

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  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 6,983 Disability Gamechanger
    @Bettahm Hopefully they get back to you soon and not only get some answers but get some support too <3 
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  • Bettahm
    Bettahm Community member Posts: 1,439 Disability Gamechanger
    @Bettahm Hopefully they get back to you soon and not only get some answers but get some support too <3 
    @Hannah_Scope
    Yes support and help with my conditions is what I want. Help with what I need help with, not what they think I need help with.
    I am not a social person and find being around people psychologically distressing because of the autism so do not want to be 'socially included' 
    Just want to be accepted for what I am, I'm nuerodivergent, not demon possessed or something.
    A little understanding, more tolerance and patience for us.
    But I have no family or friends so do need support in areas I need it.
    Also waiting to hear from a referral, finally, after reporting my gp to pals, they have done to the pain management clinic for my scoliosis. Will keep Scope updated on all.
    Thanks
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    You absolutely deserve to have your needs acknowledged, heard and met @Bettahm, just as anyone else does too. I'm also neurodivergent (autistic) and appreciate how far acceptance and support go - rather than being made to 'fit in' with who and how other people think we should be. Please let us know how the referral goes! And if there's anything else we can do to help in the meantime, please give us a shout - we are all here for you and will help however we best can  :)
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  • Bettahm
    Bettahm Community member Posts: 1,439 Disability Gamechanger
    You absolutely deserve to have your needs acknowledged, heard and met @Bettahm, just as anyone else does too. I'm also neurodivergent (autistic) and appreciate how far acceptance and support go - rather than being made to 'fit in' with who and how other people think we should be. Please let us know how the referral goes! And if there's anything else we can do to help in the meantime, please give us a shout - we are all here for you and will help however we best can  :)
    @L_Volunteer
    Guess as I've masked all my life no one knows my true self maybe not even me. But for sure it has led to most of my mh problems. Trying to be authentically autistic, or just be me, but that mask slips back on so easily. It has led to alcohol abuse in the past, something I would never get into again, but think because of the psychological distress of trying to cope. You slip up eventually then people call you weird among other things. Well guess you've been through it too. But cant believe how mental health professionals and health professionals in general cant deal with, understand, or make allowances for autistic people. 
    Thanks for the support. 

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