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Carer of an adult son with autism

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shull
shull Community member Posts: 8 Listener
im a carer of an adult son with autisum

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  • paffuto10
    paffuto10 Community member Posts: 388 Pioneering
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    Hi @shull and welcome  :)

    Nice to meet you, make yourself at home. 

    I also have an adult son with autism and he lives in supported housing. 

    Does your son manage to get out much? 
    We're having problems persuading our son to go out. 

    He just loves staying in playing computer games!! 

    What's weather like where you are? 
    It's freezing here! 
  • shull
    shull Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    hi.my son is the same hes on games day and night.He hasnt got a social life i cant remember last time he went out socially with anyone his age.Its so hard to sit back and watch when just want him to be happy.Hes at home living with us.The weather is very very wet.

  • paffuto10
    paffuto10 Community member Posts: 388 Pioneering
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    @shull

    If you scroll to "All groups"

    Then scroll right down the list to "Autism and Aspergers"

    Then the thread called "Adult children with autism" 

    More parents with exactly the same problem as us. 

    You're very welcome to join in, shull  :)

    Maybe someone will have some tips for us.

    Sorry, I can't do links. I really must try and learn! 

    Don't worry if you don't want to go there, that's ok. 

    Just thought, the more the merrier.  ;)

    ps: we had all that heavy rain a few days ago but lovely sunshine today. 
  • shull
    shull Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    thank you

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,393 Scope online community team
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    Hi @shull and a warm welcome to the community. :) It's great to have you with us. How are you today?
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  • shull
    shull Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    hi,im good thank you ,just a bit wet and cold .How are you?

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,393 Scope online community team
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    I'm not too bad thank you @shull. Do you have any plans for the weekend? 
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  • shull
    shull Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    i really need to start xmas shoppìng and maybe some retail therapy for me .what about you?

  • paffuto10
    paffuto10 Community member Posts: 388 Pioneering
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    Hi again @shull

    I think I'm quite unusual for a woman, just don't like shopping at all!! 

    Hubby likes this fact because it means we don't spend too much money.  :)

    Bit disappointed today because we had planned on the four of us (myself, daughter, hubby and son) going to the local "escape rooms" tomorrow. 

    Son has had to drop out, his anxiety just too bad. 
    Such a shame because he managed to go once before and really enjoyed it. 

    Ah well, what can you do? 
    But, like you said, it's so hard to just sit back. 

    The only consolation I have is that he says he has never been so happy as he is now, in his own little flat in supported living. 

    But same as your son, gaming day and night! 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,393 Scope online community team
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    Had a bit of a catch-up weekend myself @shull. Lots of tidying!
    Did you get any retail therapy? :smiley:
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  • shull
    shull Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Hi yes i went to Bluewater got few bits and started xmas presents.

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,176 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @shull. I just thought you might like the links that @paffuto10 mentioned above. Here's the thread about 'Adult children with Autism': https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/65922/adult-children-with-autism#latest
    Maybe you've already had a look, but thought I'd send them just in case.



  • shull
    shull Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    thanks

  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    Just wanted to say welcome to the community @shull! :) Great to have you hear and I'm glad you managed to get some shopping done.
    Scope

  • shull
    shull Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Hi.thank you im glad i joined its good to have contact with people who know just how we all feel at times and everyone is so welcoming.I did enjoy my shopping still lots to do presents etc.Im thinking might have xmas lunch out this year.What about you?

  • Bryce10
    Bryce10 Community member Posts: 45 Connected
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    I have an adult son with autism
  • Bryce10
    Bryce10 Community member Posts: 45 Connected
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    So I know what it is like.

  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sounds like a good plan @shull! How's the shopping going?
    Scope

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