Whatever happened in 2017 must have been a continuation of the previous year, well, that goes without saying I guess? I'm pretty sure that I must have either joined the adult autism charity in this year or 2016 - actually, I think that it may have been late 2016, so I'll amend that particular blog entry. I know from my email records that the first meeting I attended of my borough's Autism Partnership Board (APB) in November 2017. I found it an odd concept and something which promised much but delivered very little in retrospect.
So - an adult charity this time eh? How did it differ from the children's groups? Well, let's just say it wasn't an easy group to mix in with. I'm pretty high functioning and therefore find it difficult to gauge the level of conversation so those with a learning disability can understand what on earth I am saying. I don't struggle with guys like my brother-in-law because I'm used to him and he's pretty non-verbal anyway. Some of the attendees were lovely though and really welcoming. The Chair, let's call her Janey, was a bit odd though - incredibly self-assured and opinionated without having any academic background to her supposed professionalism.