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Support Circles on Sundays

Hey everyone,

We're going to be running support circles once a month on a Sunday! At the moment they run on Tuesdays, but for one of those Tuesdays, each month they will be running on a Sunday instead.

This next Sunday support circle will be on 26 November. If you'd like to come along, (sign up by completing the form here )
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Chatwee Update

Update - There's been some technical difficulties launching Chatwee onto our website so we will not be moving to Chatwee on Thursday.

As soon as we fix this issue, we'll announce another date for launching. We're really sorry for the delay in Chatwee, thanks so much for your patience.
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Post of The Month (September)

Maisy is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey Shaunie,

​I care. I really relate to what you have been experiencing with the house falling apart, and things not getting fixed due to general shame of the state of the house and not knowing where to begin fixing things or who to contact (you don't want to come across rogue tradesmen). Not even having adequate heating and hot water. And clutter. Everywhere. It's horrible to live in such circumstances, I know. It's hard as well when you see everyone else living a 'normal' life and yet being unable to talk about your situation."
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  • Autism

    Hi .
    So I got diagnosed with higher functioning autism formerly asperges, on Wednesday. I have a limited understanding of autism and only know from my perspective what it is like. I wonder if anyone on here has a similar diagnosis?

    I have applied to go onto a post diagnosis hour session.
    Hope you have a nice day.

  • #2
    Hey hey! I have aspergers (ASD)

    Keep strong and remember who you are!


    • #3
      hey Louisa thats cool to know someone else. sorry i am finding it difficult to deal with the feelings side of being diagnosed.
      hope all is ok with you


      • #4
        I was diagnosed with high functioning autism last month, I get how you feel about it. I've been able to deal with it by thinking that I've always been like this, it's who I am, I'm different and that's ok.
        Alice xx


        • #5
          Hi Alice,
          Thanks for your reply and for understanding. I really liked your point of view and its something i will try to live by.


          • #6
            I was waiting for a diagnosis of autism, but I decided, 'hey, well it doesn't matter what label I have, I'm just the same, with the same problems and differences and traits, and that's amazing!'
            And I'm no longer having it seen too, and that's okay.

            So basically, I may or may not be autistic, or this and that or the other, but what I always am and always will be, is me. 'Me' is the only label I'll live with.
            No matter how hard it will get
            We will pull always through
            ​Because I'll never forget
            ​It's the human thing to do


            • #7
              Hi aidan thanks for your reply yeah i got the diagnosis to help me be understood by others. But i like your idea of not having a label


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