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Hi, my name is ness1971!

ness1971 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited August 2021 in Start here and say hello!
Hi I'm Vanessa , I have asthma and also care for my 17yr old son Christopher who has autism. 


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,311 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community Feel free to join in or ask any questions 

    Thanks for sharing with us about yourself 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 9,505 Scope online community team
    Welcome to the community @ness1971 :) It's great to have you with us!

    Thanks for telling us about yourself and your son. How are you both getting on? Are you getting all of the support you need? 
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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @ness1971 :)
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,477 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ness1971 -  & welcome to the community, Vanessa. Thank you for joining us all & saying a little about yourself & son. I hope you are both doing well. :)
  • ness1971
    ness1971 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you for your kind messages, we have had very little support for my son , he had some help at college what was great, I have been finding it very hard to cope with at times, I'm in constant pain with knee and back that doesn't help but I just get on with it , my son has just got his exam results and passed and received a distinction in his animation work so I'm well proud of him, am looking forward to meeting people on here and finding out tips x
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
    Hello @ness1971 and a warm welcome from me too :)

    Well done to your son for achieving a distinction, that's fab! Does he have any idea what he'd like to do next?

    And, I can understand how some days would be tough to cope with, having asthma and caring for your lovely son.  I wonder, have you explored having a needs assessment from your local authority to identify and get the support you need?  Also, would a carers assessment be something you'd be interested in to look at helping you manage easier? If not, perhaps give those links a read and give it some thought.

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  • Katharine_Alumni
    Katharine_Alumni Member, Scope Career Pathways service Posts: 67 Courageous
    Hi Ness lovely to see you here. I am so pleased to hear of your son's success in his exams - huge congratulations to him! I am a Careers Advisor over at Scope's Career Pathways service so if we can ever be of help to your son please do reach out Career Pathways | Disability charity Scope UK
    Katharine McKnight
    Careers Adviser, Career Pathways


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