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      Depression, Mental Health and Crisis Support   06/04/2017

      Depression, Mental Health and Crisis Support   Depression and other mental health difficulties are common amongst people on the autistic spectrum and their carers.   People who are affected by general mental health difficulties are encouraged to receive and share information, support and advice with other forum members, though it is important to point out that this exchange of information is generally based on personal experience and opinions, and is not a substitute for professional medical help.   There is a list of sources of mental health support here: <a href="http://www.asd-forum.org.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=18801" target="_blank">Mental Health Resources link</a>   People may experience a more serious crisis with their mental health and need urgent medical assistance and advice. However well intentioned, this is not an area of support that the forum can or should be attempting to offer and we would urge members who are feeling at risk of self-harm or suicide to contact either their own GP/health centre, or if out of hours contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or to call emergency services 999.   We want to reassure members that they have our full support in offering and seeking advice and information on general mental health issues. Members asking for information in order to help a person in their care are seeking to empower both themselves and those they represent, and we would naturally welcome any such dialogue on the forum.   However, any posts which are deemed to contain inference of personal intent to self-harm and/or suicide will be removed from the forum and that person will be contacted via the pm system with advice on where to seek appropriate help.   In addition to the post being removed, if a forum member is deemed to indicate an immediate risk to themselves, and are unable to be contacted via the pm system, the moderating team will take steps to ensure that person's safety. This may involve breaking previous confidentiality agreements and/or contacting the emergency services on that person's behalf.   Sometimes posts referring to self-harm do not indicate an immediate risk, but they may contain material which others find inappropriate or distressing. This type of post will also be removed from the public forum at the moderator's/administrator's discretion, considering the forum user base as a whole.   If any member receives a PM indicating an immediate risk and is not in a position (or does not want) to intervene, they should forward the PM to the moderating team, who will deal with the disclosure in accordance with the above guidelines.   We trust all members will appreciate the reasoning behind these guidelines, and our intention to urge any member struggling with suicidal feelings to seek and receive approproiate support from trained and experienced professional resources.   The forum guidelines have been updated to reflect the above.   Regards,   The mod/admin team

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  2. It's all well and good having assistance to "deal with social signals in workplace situations" but there's the small(!) matter of having to get through the interview process first.
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  4. Hey mate, As the title says it all. I need your help here. I am looking for Zine Supplements for my health benefits. I've heard and read that Zine Supplements for good for human health. Actually, human body needs minerals, vitamins, proteins and all that for normal growth and development. Zinc falls into the category of minerals known as trace minerals. This means that they are needed in low quantities for specific body functions. And many more advantages so I would like to try for Zinc Supplements. Where is the reliable place for this kind of supplements. I searched and found a website https://www.smartpillwiki.com/zinc-supplement-and-tablets-main-health-benefits-dosage-uses-and-food-sources/ Looks like a good one. Can I try for this one? Thank you!
  5. new social group in Filton bristol area

    Update, the filton group is now a month old, meets once a month on a wednesday and has about 8-13 members each time. Message me to find out more.
  6. Aspie meet ups

    There is a meetup group for adults in bristol. i run a neurodiverse group in both bath and north bristol.
  7. TallStick is an early stage social enterprise creating digital solutions that support autistic children, their parents and teachers. They have a long-term goal of open sourcing data in order to model the cognitive function of those with autism and improve their lives, and are looking for feedback from parents of autistic children (up to age 16) Link to survey
  8. Hello guys!

    This is a mixed-gender forum. Please address us collectively as "everyone" or "people".
  9. Aspie meet ups

    Since I last posted, two Meetup groups in my area have come in to being, Adults with Autism - West Midlands and Adults with Autism, Leamington Spa. I have attended some of their meetups, albeit infrequently. The first one (Birmingham-based) have settled for the first Sunday of each month which is no good for me as that's when I volunteer at Foundry Wood nature reserve.
  10. should we stop artificial inteligence?

    On the subject of artificial intelligence... Google Glass is a hit for children with autism
  11. What should the school buy?

    Great info so far. Thanks!
  12. I also would like to know about the secrets. Thanks!
  13. Aspie meet ups

    What's your group name buddy? I would like to join your group.
  14. What's everyone listening to?

    Listening Hindi Songs right now. Much enjoying while listening them.
  15. After School, what then?

    Thank you guys for your fruitful discussion. Glad to read your post here.
  16. I have 2 autistic kids beside my house. They are about 7 and 9 years old. They can't walk even talk. Their parents is trying everything to recover them but all in vain.
  17. Moments That Relax You

    For me afternoon is a great time for me. After finishing office hour this time give me relaxation. I enjoyed it too much.
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  19. I took part in the first series, when I was 40. However my contribution was reduced to a short film on BBC3. I admit to feeling quite envious when I watched the second series and saw how the format had changed. If only I could have benefitted from assistance with creative job searching techniques; maybe if I had the programme makers wouldn't have needed to fake a happy ending. Contrary to what the video implies, what I was actually offered was a temporary job as an agency worker at National Grid, earning less than a graduate trainee. Less than a year later I was told that I hadn't displayed sufficient analytical ability to be upgraded to a permanent role, and out I went. So much for Aspies and their special talents!
  20. Hello guys!

    Hello everyone, Greetings to all. I am newbie here. I would like to introduce myself with all of you guys. Hope you are okey so far. Thank you!
  21. Learning French - Aspergers

    Check out this new initiative from Aston University (in Birmingham): National centre set up to promote learning all kinds of subjects in a foreign language Year 10s at one school make a grade-and-a-half more progress after learning their usual school subjects in French A national centre dedicated to the teaching of school subjects in a foreign language has been launched. The scheme, led by Aston University and Bordesley Green Girls’ School with input from Birmingham City Council, forms part of efforts to increase uptake of students deciding to continue studying modern languages, and to raise achievement levels across all subjects. Learning Through Languages UK will connect the existing community of teachers and lecturers that deliver lessons in a foreign language, known as CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning). The ultimate aim is to develop a ‘golden thread’ of language learning from primary school through to university. Dr Emmanuelle Labeau, Co-Director of the Centre for Language Research (CLaRA) at Aston University and one of the lead academics, said: “Across the country there are pockets of activity in CLIL, but these remain fragmented and lack sustainability. Evidence of CLIL’s application in other countries has shown how a national centre can spread the word and use of CLIL and consequently the improvement in both language acquisition and achievement. We believe that language is a skill that can be accessed by all, and given the right approach, children from any context and at any level can achieve success.” Bordesley Green Girls’ School has seen a rise in all key stage three subjects thanks to the adoption of CLIL. 89% of students at the school study languages at GCSE and 81% of those girls said that they enjoy the subject. Judith Woodfield Head Teacher said: “Year 10 students who have studied geography, business and science in French in years 7 and 8 are making over a grade-and-a-half more progress in humanities subjects, a grade higher in French and two-thirds of a grade higher in other Ebacc subjects. “We believe that our international curriculum is developing the problem solving skills needed to access the more challenging GCSEs. Nationally modern foreign languages are not being taken up by all students as they are perceived as being harder. Our students enter the school well below the national average, but their tremendous motivation towards languages and learning subjects through languages is ensuring that that they have the best possible chance of reaching higher levels of attainment.” The centre was launched at the school on Friday April 27th, with representatives from the Department for Education, teachers’ associations and distinguished scholars due to attend. Original article
  22. Autistic Writer Seeking Readers

    Do you really consider yourself to be an autism suffererer? (emphasis mine)
  23. What's so hilarious?
  24. Cambridge University's Autism Research Centre is conducting a study in order to identify changes in the human DNA which contribute to autism and/or mathematical ability. This research project aims to understand whether individuals diagnosed with autism have specific variations in their genes that contribute to both autism and mathematical ability. More information
  25. FYI these are chemicals used for making smoke effects in theaters and they are also used for making smoke effects at fire work displays. You do not get a explosion from these when used together as suggested. So all good fun. FYI You can not buy these chemicals as they either need to be synthesised from other components or processed from source FYI The equipment needed to make these chemicals is huge. . So no worry there of anyone making bombs from this suggestion.
  26. Next time potassium Fomalhyde and Sodium Nitro Chloride dropped in to liquid ammonia. Then you have smoke pink smoke at that. enough to fake the crab nebula on the underground lol.
  27. Hello my name is Jonny Azrim i am new here I just joined. I would like some opinions on this. and if everyone can answer as much of the poll as they feel comfortable answering i think it would help me with trying to find out something about myself the problem is i'm not sure what i'm looking for exactly. I am a 7 year old +/- 1 year trapped in a 30 year old adults body at least that is how I feel. I play all day on neopets and drawing drawings and coloring the drawed drawings in and watching disney films and cartoons and bits of discovery channel I am going to build a fort for pooh he is my teddy he goes every wear with me and keeps me safe and i am going to build a fort for buzz since i have buzz lightyear pajamas. I use my laptop as a night light and I always have will probably keep doing it till i get moved in to the supported living place that they are trying to find me then i will be able to get a set of woody bedsheets as well as a night light awesome. I use regression for copping with difficult situations and stressful situations, when I regress i am more like a 3 year old then a big grown up 7 year old but at the moment my IBS is playing up so I am having to wear nappies 24/7 at the moment, its better then having a fit and peeing in my buzz lightyear pants, in any case i find nappies help me manage stress and help me cope and give me a feeling of security and a sensory input. Managing my stress levels is essential for me as my fits are triggered by stress. Growing up I was abused and bullied and taken advantage of and never new my real mommy the mother I have is my adopted mother she adopted me from a girl after she was raped by the so called father daddy was the abusive one mommy just did not know how to help me or how to understand my problems but she was very over protective of me and very manipulative. If anyone has herd of the following 2 conditions please let me know I Feel Like A Child Syndrome Peter Pan Syndrome I ask this because I fit perfectly in to the criteria for both of these conditions the old family doctor labeled me a hypochondriac because i asked a complex question at age 5 since then I can not go to a doctor and give my opinion of what is wrong with me with out that label being on my medical record so natural no doctor will believe me if i go to a doctor and say I need dioralyte or I am allergic to dairy lactose, nuts, gluten, casein, wheat, barley, fructose and coco. If I had a doctor believe me I would not be sitting in a pookie nappy waiting for the next pookie to escape in to my nappy merely 5 minutes apart. But with so many things I am allergic to and some I can not even remember the names of I would rather be in a nappy messing myself then interrupting playtime. Besides no one has proved that the potty monster is not real and it only took the toilet bowel to fall over in my mid 20s for me to start believing that again. It took till I was in my mid 20s before I felt like a teenager and even at the age of 26 I only felt I was 14. I am unable to work because of the combination of Dyscalculia, Epilepsy and Aspergers, but worse after 7 years of trying to get a basic maths qualification I only went from entry level 3 up to entry level 2 (special needs grades). In GCSES I was predicted an F in maths, I did not have any clue what the questions ment when the teacher gave me the paper or what the teacher was trying to teach in maths class. I paid attention but could not understand the most basic things, I could not read a clock till I was in my mid 20s and i still have no concept of the passage of time. I guessed my way through the maths paper in the GCSES as I felt I had to fill it in and I got an E. Every course at university and nearly every course at college requires a C or above in maths and that said I failed education. By the time I realised the truth I was 28 by the time I accepted it I was 30. I just gave up. Then mommy went in to hospital her dementia got worse and I started regressing at a rate with more then anything else feels natural and comfortable to me but impaired by every other bit of life in the universe. It was just before I turned 3 that daddy started being abusive when I go to a regressed state I see myself as just turning 3 and having my first ever birthday party. Yep I never had a birthday party or christmas party when growing up or any friends.. So as much as I can explain I have right here. I hope this gives some context to such a long poll. if you have any questions please ask.
  28. hello all i am jonny azrim i feel like a child trapped in an adults body I have Aspergers syndrome and lots of different learning difficulties and epilepsy and i need help finding out why i'm so childish. I have other disabilities to but i will mention them if and when they become necessary. my name is jonathon mirza a name i do not like because the so called father gave me the last name and daddy was abusive and mommy adopted me from their foster child, a girl who was rapped by daddy. I never met my real mommy but my adopted mother is in hospital and her dementia is getting worse and she could never understand my problems in the past or help me she certainly cant now. I am 30 years old and I do not feel like an adult. I feel somewear between 6 years of age and 8 years of age so I say 7 and the name Jonny Azrim is the name I go by as it is the name i feel suits me on the inside and suits my restrictions due to disabilities. I am unable to work because of the combination of Dyscalculia, Epilepsy and Aspergers, but worse after 7 years of trying to get a basic maths qualification I only went from entry level 3 up to entry level 2 (special needs grades). In GCSES I was predicted an F in maths, I did not have any clue what the questions ment when the teacher gave me the paper or what the teacher was trying to teach in maths class. I paid attention but could not understand the most basic things, I could not read a clock till I was in my mid 20s and i still have no concept of the passage of time. I guessed my way through the maths paper in the GCSES as I felt I had to fill it in and I got an E. Every course at university and nearly every course at college requires a C or above in maths and that said I failed education. By the time I realised the truth I was 28 by the time I accepted it I was 30. I just gave up. as a kid I do not see the point in education when you have no hope in the world of doing anything with any kind of education beyond what you can learn of the internet and films and discovery channel. I taught myself to play piano using youtube. these days I mostly spend my time on neopets and watching disney films and cartoons while coloring in drawings i drawed. I keep pooh close to me at all times as he is my teddy and I have buzz lightyear pajamas and i am going to build buzz a fort and 1 for pooh as well so pooh and buzz can have the mostist besttist epictist of battles. I use my laptop for a night light i always have and will continue to do so till i get moved to this supported living place and I can buy myself a night light and some woody bedsheets. right any questions just ask I am going to hunt for that board and capture it so I can post the question I came here for. and if anyone has any info any of these just let me know I Feel Like A Child Syndrome Peter Pan Syndrome
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