Some things aren’t that straight forward for vulnerable adults … let me explain.

There’s the logical attitude that if someone loses a child to adoption then it’s simple… all they have to do is try again. That may seem simple when it comes to being a non-disabled person but involves much more challenges / issues. I am also not the same person after all the trauma of my son’s adoption. I merely just exist now. Sometimes I don’t even want to get out of bed. I don’t make plans because I see no future for myself. I don’t think it is safe for me to go out into society much as someone who is classed as a vulnerable adult. The accusations that can be thrown at us just for trying to function as ourselves. I won’t get the chance again because the outside world isn’t designed to accommodate for adults with disabilities such as autism and mental health issues. The understanding isn’t there. It seems to be worse now then when I had my son a decade ago. Since then, the laws being passed in the United Kingdom are making it more unsafe for people with conditions like myself. I simply don’t feel safe to trust others enough to have any kind of life.

Author: Diary of a Painfully Shy Introvert

A blog written by a female diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome but suspected PDA in more recent years. Musings of a Trainee Battleaxe was created to not only create awareness of the PDA part of the spectrum; but also to educate the public hopefully creating understanding in order to stop future generations being let down and labelled negatively. Disclaimer: There may be parts of this blog which viewers may find upsetting as it contains accounts of real life events which have been quite traumatic. However, it is all to help create a sense of understanding and combat the fear surrounding all aspects of mental illness and Pathological Avoidance Syndrome (a very little understood part of the autistic spectrum).

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