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I am a mum with a son with autism and learning difficulty.

esunduzwayoesunduzwayo Member Posts: 1 Listener
hi everyone,  I trust that you are keeping safe. I am a mum with a son with autism and learning difficulty. I know this is a difficult time for our community and we are trying to keep our families with autism safe even though most of them will not understand fully.  I  was happy to see on BBC today that at least someone has stood up to speak about the challenges we are facing as carers and that it looks we are forgotten.
Thank you so much for the great work you are doing to connect our community.  Stay safe!!!


  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,525 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @esunduzwayo - Welcome to the community. Thank you for joining with your kind words about Scope. It's a great online community we have here, & of course Scope does so much more to help us all.
    I rarely watch the TV, so missed the bit about carers on the BBC. It certainly must be difficult at the moment for all the parents in the same situation as yourself. I hope the good weather's helping, & you & your son can get outside for a bit. I know I'd be lost without my small garden!
    There are other parents who have children with problems like your son if you have a look around the forum.
    You're also most welcome to chat here any time. :)
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @esunduzwayo and welcome to the Community.  It's nice to meet you.  How are you today?  Thank you also for your lovely, kind words.  We all try our best to support each other on this forum and you will find some great people to talk to here.  

    I did hear something about carers of people with autism being mentioned on tv and it is great that people such as yourself are being supported, especially at this difficult time.  You do a marvellous job and I'm sure your son loves spending time with you.  I hope you are both doing ok and managing to keep busy during the lock-down.  

    Please feel free to look around the site and join in any of the discussions you find interesting.  Also our virtual coffee lounge is a great place to start chatting to people.  I hope you enjoy your time with us anyway and I look forward to seeing you on here.  If we can be of any help/support to you and your son then please just let us know.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
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