I feel my autism is really interfearing with my ability to understand if im being abused. I feel my communication issues are making it hard to express my extreme stress i feel. I dont want them to know this incase they class me with not having capacity. Its important i have control of this situation. At the last marac meeting years ago they deemed i had capacity so thats a positive. Ive moved cities and im under a new mental health team and im struggling with communicating my needs.. anyone ideas how to help this situation? Ive tried reading up on abuse online but i still cant figure out if i am actually suffering it.
It might be worth linking up with your local domestic abuse service too. They might be able to give you a 1:1 support worker who you can meet up with face to face to give you both emotional and practical support. You can find the local service’s contact details here: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/domestic-abuse-directory/
Please keep posting on the Forum to let us know how you’re getting on,