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The forum is new to me. - Carers UK Forum

The forum is new to me.

Tell us a bit about yourself here.
Yep.I've just joined.I'm the carer for two of my sons who are young men with autism.
Hoping I've done this right...
Absolutely right! Warm welcome aboard - have a look around the site and join in on the forum as and when/where you want.

Bell x
Hello John and welcome to the forum :)

Take a little time and have a good look around the forum, we have sections covering useful hints and tips, your health concerns, disability benefits and lots more including our Members Corner for social chit-chat and fun and games. We also have sections covering specific disabilities and conditions. You are welcome to join in any of the conversations already started or to start one of your own, don’t worry if you post in the wrong Category –one of the forum Moderators will move it to a more appropriate section.

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Thank you both.
I think I'd better read the small print,since there doesn't seem to be a 'thumbs up' button.(I use a lot of inverted commas).
no "like" button - sorry :(

but lots of emoticons (smileys) - just 'hover' your cursor over them to see what they represent - you'll find we use lots of them :lol: :lol: :lol:
susieq wrote:no "like" button - sorry :(

but lots of emoticons (smileys) - just 'hover' your cursor over them to see what they represent - you'll find we use lots of them :lol: :lol: :lol:
I was wondering what kind of eyesight one would need to distinguish between them!

Goog God.I just hovered over one as a test :mrgreen: and it's my name! Should I be paranoid or just very,very impressed?
Hi John, welcome to the forum. I have a 35 year old son, brain damaged at birth, can't read or write but can fire up and drive a 12 ton steam roller. Doesn't eveyone have one in their back garden?!
bowlingbun wrote:Hi John, welcome to the forum. I have a 35 year old son, brain damaged at birth, can't read or write but can fire up and drive a 12 ton steam roller. Doesn't eveyone have one in their back garden?!
Hello.I'm still at the stage of trying to unravel people's usernames...
Young Owen started using the internet last year-Google,Youtube-much to my surprise,and we've been doing a bit of spelling with plastic tiles.Marvelous!
No steam roller. We've got some tarmac which is fairly sticky if that helps?
Hi John and welcome,

I care for S who is 22 and has autism. He attends a specialist day college. He loves surfing the net and especially watching you tube too.

One is enough! Caring for two must be tough.

Melly1
Owen's in his room at the moment playing videos.Sometimes he comes into the living-room to surf the net.Apart from asking him if he wants a drink,and writing down a few search-terms,I haven't had a lot to do! I'll shave him soon because he has to go back to the unit/bungalow and they can't do it.His brother arrives then for four hours-tea,lots of cuppas,and Thomas the Tank Engine.
We're very lucky that they are generally such fun to be with,with no physical disabilities an generally no untoward behavior.The Care Orders are that I "might show a lack of deference at some future time" rather than any problems with caring for them; We've had 1100 unsupervised contacts,including overnights since 2003.As former vice-chair of two support groups,I've never met such a vast outlay of public funds for people with such low levels of need as we have,but there you go.I've always admitted that I put the phone down on that council officer that afternoon.
Flash-Owen's just cone in to do some spelling with the plastic bricks.