Neurodiverse Teenage Girls

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Coffeandcake
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Neurodiverse Teenage Girls

Postby Coffeandcake » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:52 pm

Hi - just wondering if there are any neurodiverse teens in the Balham / Wandsworth / Clapham area (around 11-13 so more the "tweenager" age group rather than older) who might be interested in meeting up - so any girls who might be autistic / aspergers or ADHD or just quirky. I am looking to try and expand my daughters social group and would really like for her to be able to meet more girls a bit more like her and who are local. Please do PM me if this is something you might like to explore. These teenage years are hard enough but even harder for those girls who have some social challenges.

Many thanks in advance !
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2009Kat
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Re: Neurodiverse Teenage Girls

Postby 2009Kat » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:22 pm

I’m pretty sure I’ve seen somewhere that someone set up a group for this very reason. Might be lavender something? Might be someone connected with NAS Lambeth branch. Provably worth a post in one of the local Facebook groups - ASD Child in SW London or ASD SW London.
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Postby Ames36 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:22 am

I’d be really interested in a meet up. I have an adhd 11 year old daughter who will be starting secondary school in September but who could definitely do with some more “quirky” friends.


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Re: Neurodiverse Teenage Girls

Postby ally30_1998 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:05 am

Hello

If you haven't already, try Lavender https://m.facebook.com/lavenderndg/ - they run groups and workshops and the Facebook group is a good place to make connections.

There is a local branch of National Autistic Society for Wandsworth - they are quite new and I think just focused on Adults - but that may have changed.

You could also look at A2NdVoice based in tooting - it’s run by Venessa Bobb who has done a lot of work focusing on BAME issues but she also focuses on issues for AS girls/teens/women and is very well informed.

HTH
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Re: Neurodiverse Teenage Girls

Postby Chucka » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:37 pm

Facebook SEN fun London is worth a look.  Also has links to other groups which may be more appropriate for early teens like your girl. 

I too have a child diagnosed with autism. He is six but gets along with a very diverse range of ages  and abilities and is very social but has no siblings.  The most obvious issue he has is speech delay.   I would love him to have more playdates.   We have toys, a trampoline, an inflatable pool in the garden but what he loves most of all is the company of other children while mums / dads / carers have a cuppa.  👱 👧 👦 👩  

Please do get in touch anyone reading and wanting to team up. 



 
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