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Postby tullyhaz » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:09 am

Hi everyone, I'm new here, an elderly newbie!! I'm mum to a 22 year old with dyspraxia. He has finished university and got a BA degree in English with History :D
I'm trying to learn how to help him in the next phase of his life... job hunting.
I'd love to meet other parents and any members in Northern Ireland, course I want to meet all the rest of you too! :)
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Re: Hello

Postby Creative » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:54 pm

Hi, welcome to the forum. I hope you find it helpful.
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:20 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum. COngratualtions on graduating, and good luck with job-hunting. Do you have any idea whaty kind of job you want to do?
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Postby madame_tigre » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:15 pm

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Hello

Postby Ben Jackson » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:47 pm

Welcome to DT,
I'm Ben and I've got mild & verbal dyspraxia.
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Re: Hello

Postby parnassus » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:46 pm

Hello Tully, and welcome to DT. :) My name is Vicky, and I'm diagnosed with dyspraxia and Asperger Syndrome. I work in a residential college for young adults with learning disabilities, supporting them in the classroom and helping to care for them in the evenings.

I'm the same age as your son, and the job hunt is fresh in my memory. If you have any specific questions about how best to help him find work, please post them and I will answer as best I can.
"This above all, to thine own self be true." - Polonius, Hamlet.
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Re: Hello

Postby Steph » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:22 am

Hiya! I'm Steph and I'm 23. I have both dyspraxia and Aspergers Syndrome. I live in Surrey in south east England and I work as a support worker in a residential school for children with severe and complex epilepsy and other neurological and physical disabilities. It is very challenging but I enjoy it and I am getting better at it now! I love animals (I have 3 cats at home), the Internet, learning about other cultures and languages, reading and listening to music. I hope you enjoy the boards :D
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