Annemarie ADHD Story

The emotional impact that undiagnosed ADHD can have on ones life-my story; Before being diagnosed later in life with ADHD at the age of 36 I had gone though the whole of my life feeling inadequate and a failure. I struggled more in adulthood especially in the work place. I couldn’t understand why compared to…

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Daniel’s Journey

My Journey Hi, I’m Dan and I help with the social media for Tees Valley Buddies. Since it’s Autism Awareness Week, I wanted to talk about my journey with being neurodivergent (autistic). I didn’t have many friends growing up, and I was ok with that. I saw school as an opportunity to learn but not…

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In The Beginning

When I told people I was starting a neurodiversity charity I was mocked and laughed at. I would get comments like “neurodiversity would never work” and “ you can’t change the thought, learning and thinking process of the way humans have been conditioned for hundreds of years!!! Just because we have been conditioned this way…

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Jaime’s Autistic Journey

This is my autism journey so far – two years on.   By Jaime Appleby- Tees Valley Buddies   I was diagnosed as autistic in January 2020, aged 32, and since then I have been on a discovery journey. The first year after I was diagnosed, I was still getting my head around it all.…

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