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Computer Help
#1
Is there a site where Aspies could advertise their skills (which is free or affordable) and/or employ each other, or volunteer for each other as a skills swap e.g. gardening or DIY for computer help.

I do realise this is not like a job site, it's just that I am trying to find possible people to help, either as a skillswap or as payment. I have included some draft text for the 'ad' below:-

Person with computer skills, preferably own computer for an hour or two a week. This would include:-

• Checking e-mails
• Uploading messages to forums / websites
• Printing out documents
• Scanning in artwork

I can do cleaning etc in exchange as in 'skillswap'.

More details available upon request.

No such people with these kind of skills are available in any kind of funded or voluntary organisation, whether it is for autistic disabled or non-disabled. I have been searching of nearly 13 years.

Please please do not tell me about any local or national organisations for autistic disabled unemployed etc. I haven't time to explain why, but rules governing them mean they cannot give this kind of help. Hence, I really need self-employed or independent individuals who can make their own decisions. If you know of a site anywhere, by and for autistic disabled people to give each other work or do skills in exchange e.g. gardening, DIY for computer help.

Also please do not tell me to do computer courses...I have tried them for 20 years, I do not have time to go into why they don't, and can't work for me. Don't tell me to get my own computer and try at home, because I've done that too and it has wasted a lot of time and money.

Kind Regards

Ephemerol9
Norfolk, UK

P.S You are welcome to copy and share this with anyone who could help. Please can it be someone who can understand the content. Somebody is uploading this for me as I can never do these things right.

#2
Hi, Ephemerol. I've had a quick Google for you, and found a few results. I'll just link you to the page at http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=UK+skil...G=&safe=on
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#3
(05-02-2013, 06:10 PM)Jiheishou-no Daigakusha Wrote: Hi, Ephemerol. I've had a quick Google for you, and found a few results. I'll just link you to the page at http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=UK+skil...G=&safe=on


Dear J.D.
Thanks for replying, hope you are well.I'll get my friend to check that page thing.
PS is there some info on this or any other part of of aspergernauts/elsewhere on something awful I heard on radio yesterday about a 22 year old autistic man who got raped and murdered somewhere in Manchester I think, police ignored him when he told abot threatening phone calls etc.Any details?
Sorry if above post in wrong/inappropriate place delete if necessary Thanks all th bestEphemerol9
#4
Hi, Ephemerol.
I looked around and found http://www.channel4.com/news/call-for-ac...ith-autism, which is the nearest thing I could find.
Typically-developing children are often easier to parent than Autistic children because they are always understood and supported just the way they are.
"MMR vaccinations make the Autizms in your guts!" - Andrew Snakefield.
The site I write 'news' articles for.
An article about David Cameron.
#5
(05-09-2013, 10:37 PM)Jiheishou-no Daigakusha Wrote: Hi, Ephemerol.
I looked around and found http://www.channel4.com/news/call-for-ac...ith-autism, which is the nearest thing I could find.

Thanks JD - I take it that no - one even thought about DNA testing,following up allegations, checking rapist's whereabouts at the time etc.I don't see why his problem with exact dates/times should be an issue when allegations dating back 40/50 years are rightly being checked up(FINALLY) on TV celebs here, but then I guess raped/dead aspergers just don't matter, like people with mental health etc.
Sory for rant, justoverreacting maybe because of (unexpected at my age) harassment and being grabbed/manhandled last saturday,no damage done and got away but no point taking it further as no witnesses apart from his mates etc etc.Fortunately I dont live there and have no reason to go there again,but if I or anyone else had something more serious happen,is there a procedure to go through/person/authority etc to contact to go with as advocate or at least witness to police proceedings if any? other than friends/carers I mean, someone with some powers who might be able to do something or would I have to get a lawyer and where find one with autism awareness? hope I never need it.There is a 'Legal Help' thing for people on benefit, heard of it from an aspie who was taking his local dwp/jcp to court or something, he was v good and autism aware as regards jcp/treatment of claimants in the system, don't know how you'd find one with awareness in this area (of law) but is there a register/list ofpeople to go to that actual auties have used and can recommend - so many B.S.ers in the autism trade which you really don't need in an incident like this.Is there a group for autie victims of crime/perverts etc. I don't need sympathy as I'm fine now but others are'nt.The victim's mum or grandma is setting up a charity - will check them - any other info welcome.
All the best hope this is readable - copy and share if you have time
Ephemerol9
#6
Hi, Ephemerol.
I think you mean Legal Aid, so I Googled 'Legal Aid Autism aware solicitors' and discovered the info at the following link: http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-aut...-asds.aspx Here's hoping you never need it.
Typically-developing children are often easier to parent than Autistic children because they are always understood and supported just the way they are.
"MMR vaccinations make the Autizms in your guts!" - Andrew Snakefield.
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An article about David Cameron.
#7
Dear JD,

Thanks for info on Legal Aid, but there is (due to funding cuts to Legal Aid) such a think as Legal Help


Please see below an email from Matt Abrey from the Mental Health Resistance Network, mentalhealthresistance@lists.org. There are Aspergers such as himself on it.

Hi

I don't know if this will be of any use to your friends because of the distance involved, but if they can get to Colchester I do know an excellent lawyer who acted for me (paid for through the 'Legal Help' scheme, which is similar to Legal Aid) in a case I had against the DWP, and with his help I won the case. He specialises in precisely this kind of thing: cases of benefits being withdrawn unlawfully etc.

His details are:

Glenn Craig

QualitySolicitorsFJG
Norfolk House
23 Southway
Colchester
Essex
CO2 7BA

01206 578282
http://www.qualitysolicitors.com/fjg


He is also a lovely guy with an understanding of mental health issues, a sense of humour and a calm, clear way of explaining things.
Hope this helps, or perhaps he can put your friends in touch with the right people if he's not able to help directly. The company also have other branches, so he may well know people more local to you etc.

Best of luck,
Matt


Hope this helps

Ephemerol9
#8
Hi, Ephemerol.
According to the info at http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/la..._costs.htm, Legal Help is a form of Legal Aid. Hope I've managed to clear things up for you as well as for myself.
JD.
Typically-developing children are often easier to parent than Autistic children because they are always understood and supported just the way they are.
"MMR vaccinations make the Autizms in your guts!" - Andrew Snakefield.
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