I'm being harassed by the DWP and wonder if there are any advocacy organisations that can intercede on my behalf? I use my telephone to play Scrabble and occasionally read the papers. The DWP have been told to email or write letters, yet they persist in ringing...
I've not spoken to strangers with an agenda for years and am not inclined to change my position, being of a solitary nature and for the most part avoiding other people. I was forced to attend a meeting on Tuesday, which went rather badly because I lost control, started screaming and was escorted from the building. I am obliged to put myself through this nonsense for as long as I am in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG), which I've been moved to while I appeal their decision to move me from the Support Group.
I am afraid that I will assault the work coach when I see her on Thursday and would prefer to avoid contact with anyone at the DWP.
Advice would be much appreciated. It is 03.38 and I cannot sleep for worry and mid level rage. I just want the DWP not to provoke me into violence. I could not cope in jail. Feeling a bit hemmed in this morning.
Keep us informed how it goes on Thursday. I advise against violence. Just behave autistic. Although what that means depends on the individual. Or even better go in wearing an appropriate shirt.
Hi Not That Chatty,
This may be too late for your appointment, but you could search our Autism Services Directory for advocacy services in your area. The Directory is here: http://www.autism.org.uk/directory.aspx
You can also contact our Autism Helpline using the online enquiry form if that is more comfortable than phoning them - you'll find the form here: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/main/form.aspx