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19941994 Member Posts: 15 Listener
Hello
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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  • 19941994 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    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 
  • 19941994 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    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 
  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    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.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,498 Disability Gamechanger
    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
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    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

  • 19941994 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Hello I do Latin and American danceing but I have no one to danc with so I sadly don't do it eny more 
  • 19941994 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Thank u fran but what is it u sed to look into 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    That's amazing @1994! Sorry you haven't been able to do it recently. Have you been watching strictly?
    Scope

  • 19941994 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Yes I love strictly come danceing I have won medels in danceing 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    That's amazing @1994! You must be very talented. :)
    Scope

  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    @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!
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,181 Disability Gamechanger
    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

  • 19941994 Member Posts: 15 Listener
  • TheRebelTheRebel Member Posts: 2 Listener
    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_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,001

    Scope community team

    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.
    Community Manager
    Scope
  • 19941994 Member Posts: 15 Listener
    hi so one of ur charity shops is nere me in torqay I live in Paignton 
  • VOBVOB Member Posts: 45 Pioneering
    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_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,001

    Scope community team

    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!
    Community Manager
    Scope
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