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#1 Kathryn

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 01:07 AM

Hi everyone,


Welcome to the new forum. smile.gif

Because we have an increasing number of adults on the spectrum joining the forum (with and without a formal diagnosis) as well as a growing number of parents of older teens and adults, it's been suggested that we start a new subforum where topics of particular interest to these members could find a home.

So here it is!

Topics posted here could include: adult relationships, jobs, later diagnosis, further and higher education, benefits, independent living, and many more: if they are of particular relevance to people over the age of 16, they would fit here. At the moment, these topics end up in different parts of the forum and tend to get lost. Hopefully if they are all together in one place, people will be able to find information and help more easily and quickly, especially new members and guests. Information and links which are particularly relevant and useful can be pinned at the top here, and some existing threads in other parts of the forum can be moved here.

We all need time to try it out and get used to it, but we hope you like the new forum and that it works for you - let us know if there are any problems. We hope everyone will visit it and not see it as a separate area just for adults - every one at some point in our lives will have an interest in adult issues!

Please tell us what you think, and what information you would like to see pinned here. You can post feedback and questions on this thread or you can send a pm to one of us if you prefer.

Over to you!

Kathryn

on behalf of the moderating team.

Edited by Kathryn, 26 February 2007 - 01:10 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2007 - 01:17 AM

Brilliant!! clapping.gif thumbup.gif

How about moving some of the relevant threads over to this new forum...it might get the ball rolling.

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#3 Kathryn

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 01:22 AM

Hiya Bid,

Yup, there are a lot of threads that can be moved over here. But I'm not volunteering to start now - you seen the time!? hypno.gif hypno.gif rolleyes.gif

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 01:37 AM

now what sort of dumkopf would start a new forum at that time of night??

And whaT SORT OF DUMKOPF would try to post in it at that time time of night???

Persomally, it would take at least haf a dozen attempts, so i'd say just leave it until tomorrow tongue.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

GreAT NEW AREA lousy timing!



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Posted 25 February 2007 - 01:54 AM

Great idea K notworthy.gif thumbup.gif clapping.gif biggrin.gif hug.gif

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 07:42 AM

Have you been out on the pop again, BD?? laughing.gif shame.gif

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 09:08 AM

What a fantastic idea....hello.....is anybody up yet? laughing.gif laughing.gif

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 10:56 AM

Excellent idea! thumbup.gif thumbup.gif thumbup.gif

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 10:57 AM

QUOTE (bid @ Feb 25 2007, 07:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have you been out on the pop again, BD?? laughing.gif shame.gif

Bid




It wasn't my fault - honest injun!



I've been forcing myself to go out on Ben's last few respite weekends, and several factors combine against me:

  • I'm out of practice, so tend not to know my limits
  • Being 'Billy-No-Mates' at the bar on my own means I drink more and faster
  • Pubs stay open later these days laughing.gif laughing.gif laughing.gif
Last night it was even worse - the little wine bar I went to for last orders is in the process of being sold, and the new owner can't get any barrels from the brewery until it completes, so after drinking Guinness all night I was forced to switch to Pinot blummin' grigio when he ran out of bottled beer, thus 'Mixinmetoasties'...

Thankfully, the 'beer before wine, you'll be fine' rule seems to have worked in combination with the long walk home and sensible water/paracetamol consumption before bed and first thing dance.gif dance.gif , but - yes - I was a little the worse for wear at 1.37 this morning!



So, having made my feeble excuses I will now say sorry, Kathryn/Lufty, for my message which looked at this morning came across far more rudely than I intended! laughing.gif laughing.gif

Great new forum idea, and thanks for getting it up and running so quickly. Thanks too to YKW for reminding us that we needed reminding biggrin.gif hug.gif



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Posted 25 February 2007 - 10:59 AM

QUOTE (curra @ Feb 25 2007, 10:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Excellent idea! thumbup.gif thumbup.gif thumbup.gif

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Brilliant ! I will be directing people here. there is a great need for this section.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 01:37 PM

Great to see this section is up and running thumbup.gif . I'm sure lots of members will find this section very useful, I know I will whistle.gif .

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 07:14 PM

I thought my head must be worse than I realised - I was sure I didn't remember seeing this sub-forum before wacko.gif

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 07:16 PM

Great idea hug.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif



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#14 Kathryn

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 11:57 PM

QUOTE (TheNeil @ Feb 25 2007, 07:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought my head must be worse than I realised - I was sure I didn't remember seeing this sub-forum before wacko.gif


Amazing what goes on in the middle of the night when you're asleep! blink.gif wink.gif

Just bumping this topic up till I can find a pin!

Thanks for the feedback: keep it coming.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 09:56 AM

Great idea! biggrin.gif thumbup.gif

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 12:22 PM

Well I've obviously joined this forum at just the right time then.... biggrin.gif
J my son is 17 so we're going through stuff like grown up parties, applying for jobs/HE etc, so this is probably where I should be mostly.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 06:50 PM

Bumping up again...

While I'm here, I'll say what I should have said in the beginning: thanks to Lufty for setting up the new forum and sorting out all the technical stuff. smile.gif

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:27 PM

Had to do a double-take when I noticed this subforum. I'll certainly be looking on here a lot.

Brilliant idea. Thanks!

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:57 PM

Great idea,I may pop in again more often. K is 16 now and this sub forum could be really useful. Thanks

Edited by asereht, 27 February 2007 - 02:58 PM.


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Posted 05 April 2008 - 09:39 AM

this looks great.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:06 PM

QUOTE (Kathryn @ Feb 25 2007, 02:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi everyone,


Welcome to the new forum. smile.gif

Because we have an increasing number of adults on the spectrum joining the forum (with and without a formal diagnosis) as well as a growing number of parents of older teens and adults, it's been suggested that we start a new subforum where topics of particular interest to these members could find a home.

So here it is!

Topics posted here could include: adult relationships, jobs, later diagnosis, further and higher education, benefits, independent living, and many more: if they are of particular relevance to people over the age of 16, they would fit here. At the moment, these topics end up in different parts of the forum and tend to get lost. Hopefully if they are all together in one place, people will be able to find information and help more easily and quickly, especially new members and guests. Information and links which are particularly relevant and useful can be pinned at the top here, and some existing threads in other parts of the forum can be moved here.

We all need time to try it out and get used to it, but we hope you like the new forum and that it works for you - let us know if there are any problems. We hope everyone will visit it and not see it as a separate area just for adults - every one at some point in our lives will have an interest in adult issues!

Please tell us what you think, and what information you would like to see pinned here. You can post feedback and questions on this thread or you can send a pm to one of us if you prefer.

Over to you!

Kathryn

on behalf of the moderating team.




Hi, this is owl, I am new, but i just wanted to say that sharing advice and funny moments
for siblings could be agreat thing.- my 16 yr old suffers alot because of realtionshiop difficulties caused by his older brother's AS,and as always, knowinf you are not alone is the greatest help of all. x

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:08 PM

Hi owl.Welcome to the Forum. smile.gif Karen.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:52 PM

QUOTE (owl @ Apr 15 2008, 09:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi, this is owl, I am new, but i just wanted to say that sharing advice and funny moments
for siblings could be agreat thing.- my 16 yr old suffers alot because of realtionshiop difficulties caused by his older brother's AS,and as always, knowinf you are not alone is the greatest help of all. x



Hi owl - nice to 'see' you thumbup.gif
Welcome aboard

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 09:34 PM

Hi everyone

good idea smile.gif

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 06:04 PM

QUOTE (CEJesson @ Jan 7 2009, 10:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi everyone

good idea smile.gif

Chris



Doh! I am new and just posted about my daughter 19 newly dx Asperger's trying to find work and just found this thread. Hope it does not get lost unsure.gif

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 06:30 PM

QUOTE (christo @ May 2 2009, 07:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Doh! I am new and just posted about my daughter 19 newly dx Asperger's trying to find work and just found this thread. Hope it does not get lost unsure.gif

Don't worry smile.gif The mods will move it if they think it needs moving (except for Tally - she likes to eat posts eatingtime.gif laughing.gif devilred.gif). I put a reply to your post after your intro post in someone else's intro thread - try finding that laughing.gif (It keeps the mods busy, anyway whistle.gif)


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Posted 02 May 2009 - 08:53 PM

Hi Christo, I managed to move it for you smile.gif

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:24 PM

Good to find this. Katie is nearly 16 newly dx and we are discovering how hard it is. Good news have been awarded dla but any advice on other help that may be available greatly appreciated.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:42 PM

Hi all,

I think its a good idea. Because Asperger's Syndrome, ASD, LD and Dyslexia that I have are not curable. So, it might be better sharing information by the ages. And, we also refer the mental health condition to other across the ages at any time we can.


Regards,

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 08:33 AM

great idea clapping.gif



QUOTE (Goody @ Jun 27 2009, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi all,

I think its a good idea. Because Asperger's Syndrome, ASD, LD and Dyslexia that I have are not curable. So, it might be better sharing information by the ages. And, we also refer the mental health condition to other across the ages at any time we can.


Regards,

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:46 PM

Ah... How the things going?

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 04:59 AM

QUOTE (cactuslove @ Jun 27 2009, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good to find this. Katie is nearly 16 newly dx and we are discovering how hard it is. Good news have been awarded dla but any advice on other help that may be available greatly appreciated.

TA Annx


i was diagnosed 14 years ago at her age. Puberty lasted longer and especially around errr a certain time of the month.
im now in my housing association flat enjoying myself and life as much as i can. Not easy with the severe depression
side of things mind you.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:32 PM

I have noticed alot of post are being posted a bout mental health maybe there should be a thread on that, but it should be kept as not searchable by google, and kept as only viewable if you registered with ? Worth think about?

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE (Special_talent123 @ Nov 26 2009, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have noticed alot of post are being posted a bout mental health maybe there should be a thread on that, but it should be kept as not searchable by google, and kept as only viewable if you registered with ? Worth think about?


i think that is an excellent idea, autism and mental health could be the title?

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 12:34 AM

Hi special talent

Can you start a separate thread on this in Forum Matters on the techie board?

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 01:21 AM

QUOTE (Kathryn @ Nov 27 2009, 12:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi special talent

Can you start a separate thread on this in Forum Matters on the techie board?

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I dont understand what u want me to do. confused face.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 01:12 PM

Sorry for the confusion Special talent. As a new thread about a separate mental health section has now been started elsewhere, I'm going to close this thread as it's a bit out of date.

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