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Carers UK Forum • Good morning everyone
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Good morning everyone

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:20 am
by georgie123
Hello
Im Georgie and im a carer for a teenage child with autism.
I also care for two adult children,one with aspergers and the other one has a mh condition.
so....my life can be very "interesting"at times Image
ive joined carers uk for a few reasons really,to get support,to hopefully give support and also im very interested in fighting for peoples rights.
i usually try to stay positive but this wanes sometimes in the face of bigotry/discrimanation.
so,instead of sitting there moaning about it,ive decided to do something about it and try and get involved in a few things and this is my first step.

georgie

Re: Good morning everyone

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:55 am
by Sparklingtechie
Hi

I have a child with aspergers and biploar and another with c.p. Welcome to the site. Have you been in contact with the autism support network or the national autistic society? I live in Oxfordshire and the one here is brilliant...I would have gone near insane without the support they have helped me with.

Re: Good morning everyone

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:22 am
by BertieBear
Good on you Georgie for getting stuck in Image
There's a section on campaigning where people can keep up to date on the latest news and developments about carers rights etc. and I can see why you want to do it. Peoples' lack of understanding about carers is ridiculous sometimes Image so I can also see why you can't always stay positive, so this forum is also a good place to be to keep in good spirits. We're a nice crowd here and I look forward to seeing you around Image

Re: Good morning everyone

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:33 pm
by no1mum
Hiya and a warm welcome to the forum, we have a 17 year old with aspergers.

Karen

Re: Good morning everyone

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:45 am
by georgie123
Thankyou very much everyone Image
btw i love the caption at the bottom of your post Sparklingtechie

georgie

Re: Good morning everyone

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:42 am
by Myrtle
Hi Georgie and welcome Image

Re: Good morning everyone

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:29 pm
by Melly1
Hi Georgie,

yes life with ASD in the family can make things interesting Image

I care for S, he is 20 and has classic autism. It seems to be one battle after another, advocating for his needs to be met.

Melly1

Re: Good morning everyone

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:31 am
by georgie123
Thankyou Myrtle Image
and Thankyou Melly Image ....yes,it is one battle after another isnt it.the biggest battle i feel ive had is [apart from fighting for everything for my child/children]to stop being treated/seen as a "non person"!

georgie

Re: Good morning everyone

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:30 pm
by Minnie
Hi Georgie,
Your spot on about being seen as a non person. a lot of us have felt that.
Warm welcome to the forum. You are amongst good people here.
Minnie