Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is Allymcd84!

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Allymcd84
Allymcd84 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
edited April 2021 in Start here and say hello!
Hello my name is Alexandra [Removed by moderator - full name]

I am 36 years old and have battled with depression and anxiety all my life.

I have recently been diagnosed with Autism to be more specific Aspergis.

Any support or information anyone can provide will be extremely helpful.

Looking to make friendly and respectful connections online.

Many thanks x
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    There are lots of members here with autism and aspergers you might find the specific topic on here some help 

    Feel free to join in or ask any questions 

    There is also the specialist charity websites you might find helpful like autistic society 

    Hope to see you around 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2021
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    Hello and welcome to the community @Allymcd84 :) Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself, as this will help other members get to know you a little better. It's great to have you on board.

    You might like to start by taking a look in our categories for discussions relating to autism and Asperger's syndrome, and mental health problems. You can also chat with our other members about anything you like in the coffee lounge.

    Did you have any specific questions you wanted to ask? Getting a new diagnosis can bring up lots of feelings and questions, so please feel free to share these whenever you feel comfortable to :)

    Are you currently receiving any support for your mental health?

    Edit: I've removed your surname from your post. This is because posting personal details, including your full name, breaches our house rules. This is to keep both you, and other members, safe.

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,158 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Allymcd84 - & welcome to this friendly community. We have a lot of posts about Autism & Asperger's, which you may like to look through. Please see: https://forum.scope.org.uk/categories/learning-disabilities-and-autism
    The National Autistic Society can be found here: https://www.autism.org.uk/
    To get to know other members our virtual 'Coffee lounge' is a great place to start, but you can just join in with any discussions you're interested in. Hope to chat more. :smile:
  • Allymcd84
    Allymcd84 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Hey all x thank you all for being so inviting and offering support x Greatly appreciated regarding the current circumstances. x i shall endeavour to read the information on here at my pace of course. x But thank you once again x

    Warmest Regards and Wishes

    Ally xxxxxxxx 
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