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Hello! I'm a newbie to Asperger's.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by EagleKey7, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. EagleKey7

    EagleKey7 New Member

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    I'm a noob. I planned on starting a youtube channel before I found out about being an aspie. While I know some of my personal struggles and some adventures I'd like to take people on is there anything any of you would suggest as a way to engage and help people. I'm disabled currently and need to give back to the world somehow. I know that there are definitely some sensory issues I avoid but I'm also a sensory seeker. I plan to have fun with this as much as possible while discussing several mental health issues. Any advice is welcome.
     
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  2. Jet Weiss

    Jet Weiss Incurably Weird

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    Welcome! :)

    The best ways to engage and help people imo are to be friendly, be compassionate, be a good listener but also give helpful feedback and advice, and be open-minded. :)
    My mum is disabled as well and she has found that a good way to give back to the world is rescuing animals, and giving people advice online about rescue and positive-reinforcement training methods. I am not saying this is exactly what you should do, though rescue and animal welfare are always a great way to give back. :)

    You will find that this site is very friendly with a lot of wonderful open-minded people, who give great advice and support.
     
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  3. Tyrantus1212

    Tyrantus1212 An odd dinosaur. Yet a dinosaur.

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    Welcome Eagle! You've come to the right place! It's what we're here for, to listen and advise. This is definitely the best forum I've ever been on, and not only does it help me help others, but it also lets me learn so much about my own struggles. So what's going on?
     
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    Alaska Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Hi EagleKey7. Welcome to Aspies Central!!!
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    Streetwise very cautious contributor V.I.P Member

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    would you be strong enough to volunteer at a foodbank in your town
     
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    Alaska Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    There r lots of volunteer groups all over the place. U can try out different ones until u find one that suits you.

    Disaster or emergency preparedness groups r going to be very busy for the rest of our lives due to climate change. Perhaps u could find one that u like?
     
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    What sort of youtube channel? Sounds like a great idea!
     
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    Momo Well-Known Larrikin

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    The best way to engage with people is to dress in a bat constume and beat them up in the streets. Obviously. I have now solved every aspie problem!
     
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  11. QueenOfFrance87

    QueenOfFrance87 Let them eat tuna! V.I.P Member

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    Nice to meet you, EagleKey7. Welcome to AC.:)

    I agree with some other posters that volunteering is a great idea. I myself volunteered at an animal shelter. Are there volunteer opportunities in your area? If so, don't be afraid to step up. There are lots of opportunities out there, and volunteering is a good place to start.
     
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