Director Stories: Sarah’s tasks as Director

Sarah is a director at dates-n-mates Aberdeen. One of the role’s of the Director is an ambassador for the members, as they create a link between them and the other staff making sure everything is inclusive. The Directors also get involved in a variety of tasks to help the project run smoothly.

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Autism Awareness Day: Sarah’s Story

I was diagnosed when I was 3 years old when my grandma who worked with children with special needs at the time, noticed I was showing signs. My mum and dad saw the health visitor & the doctor referred me for an assessment at the Raeden Centre, where I got diagnosed very quickly. I also had echolalia which is repetition of speech. I would only use single words. I didn’t talk properly until I was 6 years old, when I started school.

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Member Article

Hi, I am Liz, I have been going to dates-n-mates since 2015. I have really enjoyed all the activities provided by dates-n-mates. I feel it has improved my confidence in going to events in Aberdeen, also being a friendly face and meeting new people.

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