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Hi, my name is Rue!

RueRue Member Posts: 8 Connected
I'm a 27 year old mother of 2. I have Aspergers, Ehlers Danlos, Fibro, Pots, Severe Anxiety and Depression, As well as all the lovely problems that come along with them. I'm a 2 times college drop out (neither voluntary) due to my health but I'm stubborn, cutting  out the middleman and applying straight to uni. Hopefully i can get into the costume course at AUB. I don't really know what to put   here, it's daunting and anyways if you'd like to talk i'd love to connect to others, i honestly find it vary hard.

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Rue   Pleased to meet you .

    Thank you for joining and sharing. You come to the right place for information and support.

    I am one of the team of community champions.  We guide, advise help members of our community.

    Please have a look around our community. We have many members of our community like yourself.  We are friendly.

    Please I hope this helps as well additional support and information.

    Please if I can suggest and advise consider looking at these links.

    https://www.ehlers-danlos.org.

    Helpline 0800 9078 518

    Mental health charities

    https://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk.

    https://www.mind.org.uk.

    https://www.rethink.org.

    All charities offer floating support, well being advice, health and advice on benefits.  Support clientele the benefit system, filling forms assessments attending and any thing else they can help with. Employment, housing.

    Please can I add do take clientele with additional disabilities as well mental health.

    Might not be in all areas.

    National Autistic Society

    Includes Asperger's as well.

    Helpline 020 7833 2299

    Please if you have any questions please ask.  Happy to answer and be supportive.

    We have compassion and empathy ready to listen.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
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  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 8,006 Disability Gamechanger
    [email protected] - Welcome to the community. Just wanted to say I understand a little as I have the hypermobile type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, & PoTS is often linked to that. On our EDS website as mentioned above, please also see: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/eds which is the GP's toolkit showing the many different ways EDS can affect our bodies.
    Our son was also described as being 'next door' to Aspergers when he was 20 by a neuropsychologist. He also has EDS.
    There are getting to be rather a lot of us here with EDS, so you should find others to chat with. Many of the people in the community are very supportive & friendly, so I hope you enjoy being here.
    I hope you get into Uni; good for you for being a fighter!
  • RueRue Member Posts: 8 Connected
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,941

    Scope community team

    Great to meet you @Rue. I look forward to chatting to you around the community. :)
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rue and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thank you for sharing with us.  I hope you enjoy your time on the forum and I'm sure you will make lots of new friends.  There are lots of lovely, friendly people on here.  I wish you well for your course at uni.  It sounds fab!  Please keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on and if there is anything we can help you with then please just ask.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
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