I would love to feel normal and to be able to think and do things and not zone off in to my own world as if I am living from the outside looking in. Normal tasks and progression Just seem mission impossible for me
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This is not just NDs, but people with other unusual personalities. Within 5 minutes of starting a chat.
That’s ok Evan, you don’t have to consider it now, but when you’re ready, let me know. I had never been surrounded by other autistics until I joined a local group and I was blown away by the experience. I enjoy it so much.
I would like to join a group.
How can I find the groups and join?
Do they only meet in person?
Are there online groups?
I think this site has a list of groups. You could also contact your local social services to ask if they’re aware of any groups. I think there are groups on Facebook (I’m not on Facebook but I’ve heard people say they’re in groups on Facebook).
I found mine in a pretty random way. I was having a bit of a meltdown prior to going into the job centre and for some reason I walked into the nearest shop and told the woman in there that I was autistic and having a meltdown. She said, oh, my son’s autistic. He was in the shop with her and we started talking and he told me about the group and I’ve been going ever since.
Would you prefer online? I’m starting an online group but it won’t be up and ready for a while. Let us know how you get on. You could always start your own if you can’t find one.