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An Aspergers Drop-in Member of staff confirmed this

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Aspergers_Aspie, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Aspergers_Aspie

    Aspergers_Aspie Active Member

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    I know I am very lucky to have an aspergers drop-in in my area. However this is a very busy street for building work, road works, bottle banks and lorries. One of my fellow service users said he has experienced 'sensory overload' like me and I just told the staff in the office of the aspergers drop-in centre, the member of staff said a few other people too have said this.
     
  2. Starfire

    Starfire Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    It might be there as it’s in a central location so it’s easier for everyone to get to? If it was in a location further out and quieter then people might complain about travel difficulties and expense.

    I agree with you though that it doesn’t sound ideal for people with sensory difficulties.
     
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  3. SDRSpark

    SDRSpark Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    What's an Asperger's drop-in center?

    If it's the kind of place where people can go to get a break from the busy world, then I would think that in the middle of the hustle and bustle would be where it's needed most.

    If the problems are inside the building, however, they can do things (which aren't necessarily cheap, so it's understandable that they haven't or haven't yet) like put up sound proofing to mitigate the noise from outside coming into the building. White noise machines might be a good interim solution (I live in a poorly insulated apartment right next to a main road in town and I have one for sleeping. It's been a fantastic investment.)
     
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  4. Southern Discomfort

    Southern Discomfort Smarter than the Average Bear V.I.P Member

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    It's a peer group.
     
  5. SusanLR

    SusanLR Well-Known Member

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    I wish we had something like that where I live.
    The only person I have to talk with is the guy I live with and that can be tricky.
    He is nasty tempered and you never know when he may become insulting or abusive in his
    talking. Like walking on eggshells.
    I don't care about socialising, but, with a peer group to drop in to be with, just like here on this site, it would
    be nice.
     
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