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Are there people who help people with mental disabilities find help?

Author: Anonymous (Sonoma County)
Posted: 06/07/2016 @ 10:21 pm
I'm a middle-aged man. I have some sort of information processing disorder that my parents never believed me about having because i got straight A's in school. I've floundered my whole life because the world is too large and complex for my brain to break into bite-sized chunks and digest. I can't navigate successfully through our modern world on my own. My handicap prevents me from being able to go out into the world and find help for my handicap. Now that i've proven to myself over the past 40 years that i actually am handicapped, i'm trying desperately to finally get help. Only, i have no idea where to look for someone who can help me find the places and people who can help me. I did okay in college because there was always a student advisor i could go to to help me think through things, find and sort through options, and make intelligent decisions. After college, there was no one for me to go to for guidance, so i just keep making horribly naive and ignorant mistakes. Up until a few months ago, i didn't know there was anyone else like me on the planet. I thought i was the only one. I've encountered a few people in the past few years who have told me that there are other people like me and that they get help. I'd like to have some help, too. It's getting hard to care about anything anymore. Is there anything like a student advisor out here in the world for people who need help but don't have the ability to find it and get it themselves? Are there people who help people who become mentally handicapped in middle age to orient to being handicapped? I could use the help of someone like that, if they exist. Thanks in advance for any help.
Author: Alex ( Social Network of Care )
Posted: 06/07/2016 @ 1:01 pm

Hello, Kai -

Thank you for reaching out to the Network of Care. I have sent a direct reply to your email as I will need some more information in order to get started helping you to find the services you are looking for.


Alex Halpern
Research Director, Network of Care