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1994
1994 Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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I am Liam and I find it hard becos I'm autistic and I hind it hard going out and meeting new people I won't to do more and mack new friends but I find it hard 
I love my dancing and I love to play smoker and pool 

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  • 1994
    1994 Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    Hello

    Hi I'm Liam and I find it hard in life I have autism and becos of this I find it hard to go out and meet new people and mack new friends I don't out out and Ware I live thare Isent enythink out thare for me to go out and meet new people I don't really have meny friends and I have no sochel life 
  • 1994
    1994 Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    Hello

    Hi I'm Liam and I find it hard in life I have autism and becos of this I find it hard to go out and meet new people and mack new friends I don't out out and Ware I live thare Isent enythink out thare for me to go out and meet new people I don't really have meny friends and I have no sochel life 
  • Bettahm
    Bettahm Community member Posts: 1,446 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi Liam, I'm Fran and I'm ASD too. Really I'm not that bothered about making friends out there coz I'm a solitary creature, but my counsellor referred me to Social Prescribing. They get people out and about in the community, joining groups etc. If you look on here there is a separate post all about Social Prescribing (in the Coffee Lounge I think). 
    Nice to meet you, and you will make plenty of new friends on this forum, as I have. Best Wishes.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,112 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi Liam, I'm sorry you are finding things so difficult and hope things improve for you soon, meanwhile we are a friendly bunch on here if you need to talk

    2024 Election won

  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @1994 and very lovely to meet you!
    I'm sorry to hear you find it difficult to meet new people, I imagine this can be frustrating at times.
    What kind of dancing do you? :)
    Scope

  • 1994
    1994 Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    Hello I do Latin and American danceing but I have no one to danc with so I sadly don't do it eny more 
  • 1994
    1994 Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    Thank u fran but what is it u sed to look into 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's amazing @1994! Sorry you haven't been able to do it recently. Have you been watching strictly?
    Scope

  • 1994
    1994 Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    Yes I love strictly come danceing I have won medels in danceing 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's amazing @1994! You must be very talented. :)
    Scope

  • Bettahm
    Bettahm Community member Posts: 1,446 Disability Gamechanger
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    @1994
    There is a thread in Coffee Lounge with a link in it where you can read all about Social Prescribing.
    They may be able to pair you up with a dance partner as there role is to get people out and about in the community. The Social Prescribing thread is òn the first page in Coffe Lounge. Good Luck!
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,167 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @1994 - Hi Liam, I used to love playing pool & snooker, & I also watch 'Strictly.' It's amazing to read you've won medals in dancing!
    Is there perhaps somewhere where you could play snooker? Or try a pub with a pool table. You don't need to talk much when playing, nor dancing. Sometimes when any of us hope for friends, we don't find them, but going out gives the opportunity for some possible friendship to develop over time.
    Here's a link to the Social Prescribing that Fran mentioned, where you might find people with similar interests to yourself: https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/65029/social-prescribing-what-it-is-and-how-it-might-help#latest

  • 1994
    1994 Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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  • TheRebel
    TheRebel Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hello Liam.
    If your profile pic is anything to go by, you don't have too much of a problem. I'm  in your camp though. Diagnosed with ASD at 58, don't like socialising, already getting bored writing this, bye.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,381 Scope online community team
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    Welcome to the community Liam. You're more than welcome to jump in and start chatting here.
    I'm probably the worst pool or snooker player in history, but they're great games for forming friendships. Hopefully you'll be able to find a place local to you that has a table.
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    Scope
  • 1994
    1994 Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    hi so one of ur charity shops is nere me in torqay I live in Paignton 
  • VOB
    VOB Community member Posts: 45 Pioneering
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    Hi Liam I find it amazing that you have won medals in dancing. If i had my time over again I would take up ballroom dancing I always wanted to learn but I'm not a good learner. I'm in awe of people who can dance. My ambition was to learn Northern Soul dancing I can watch it for hours on end.
    I couldn't do it now though cos my feet are not good.

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,381 Scope online community team
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    1994 said:
    hi so one of ur charity shops is nere me in torqay I live in Paignton 
    Have you popped in @1994? I'm sure the staff would be really happy to see you!
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    Scope
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