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mia97mia97 Member Posts: 23 Courageous
Hi there, my name is Mia, I am 21 and on the autistic spectrum. I saw this website advertised on Facebook and thought I would check it out! Please could someone enlighten me as to how this works? Look forward to talking to others😀

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  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Community champion Posts: 712 Pioneering
    Hello @mia97 I’m Emma, so this is an online community, that offers support and advice for disabled people and their families. If you have a question or there’s something you may need help with just ask on here,  and the community and Scope team will do our best to help or point you in the right direction.
  • mia97mia97 Member Posts: 23 Courageous
    @emmarenshaw Thank you for your help, I understand. I assume we also are allowed to help people by answering their questions?
  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    edited May 2020
    @mia97

    Hello Mia welcome to our community forum! How are you today?

    We offer advise and support for people with any form of disability. We cover a lot of areas such as help with benefits, mental health, employment, equipment and housing and much more. Have a look below:
    https://community.scope.org.uk/categories

    We have disabled members that can talk about and offer their advice and support from their personal experiences and we also have advisers that offer professional support along with volunteers/charity staff that moderate the forums.

    It is also a great place to make friends, have a look at our coffee lounge were we talk about interests and general fun stuff.

    Any member that joins can offer advice and support, please feel free to answer any questions you feel you can help with on the forum.
  • mia97mia97 Member Posts: 23 Courageous
    @M_Anthony

    Hi Anthony, I am very well thanks, I hope you are too! Thank you for your extensive reply, this has helped me understand how this website works. I am sure that I will learn a lot from people here and also, hopefully, be able to offer advice to others.
  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    @mia97

    I am doing great thank you, we look forward to talking with you more!
  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Community champion Posts: 712 Pioneering
    @mia97 No worries. Yes  you can. The community is a lovely, supportive place and we are glad to have you with us.
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mia97 and welcome to the Community.  How are you today?  I hope you have had a nice weekend.  It's nice to meet you and have you on board!  Great to hear you found us through Facebook and thank you for joining us.  I'm sure you will make a really valuable contribution to our forum.  You will find lots of lovely, friendly people on here and it is a great place to be on.  I hope you enjoy your time with us anyway and I look forward to seeing you around.  If we can help you with anything at all then please just say.  All the best.  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 7,452 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mia97 - I would also like to say welcome to this friendly & supportive community. I'm pleased you saw this community advertised on Facebook, as I hope you may find it helpful. It sounds like you'll fit right in, as we all try to support each other by replying to different discussions, & just chatting. As well as replying to others, you can also start a new discussion at any time. There are links to all this a the top of this page. I look forward to seeing you about the forum, & thank you for joining us all. :)
  • mia97mia97 Member Posts: 23 Courageous
    @Ails
    @chiarieds

    Hi both,

    Thank you for your kind responses, I appreciate it! I am very well thank you, I hope you are too? I am sure that I will enjoy using this website and meeting others through the means of things in common. Have a great day😀
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Scope community team Posts: 7,985 Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @mia97! :smile:
    I hope the information given above has been of use to you, but please don't hesitate to let me know if there's anything else you need.
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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