I am sorry that I have to announce this news. A.S.S.G.O has been open since 2004. The website got many visitors back then. It also got a lot of emails daily from people with Aspergers Syndrome and their families. I am stepping down from all the Aspergers Syndrome stuff for personal reasons. I have had nothing but bad luck since I started this website. I got a criminal record, sectioned under the mental health act and just recently my 21 month old son has been put up for adoption against my will via court order due to issues relating to my disability. Yes we all know it's discrimination but the child protection teams get away with these things due to the family courts being 'best interests of the child'.
A visitor I got to know through this website was the one who got me and my son put on a child protection pre-birth plan. I now know EVERYTHING that went on because of documents that have surfaced throughout this ordeal. I am not happy with what that person has said about me. This person was constantly reporting me behind my back saying the most outrageous slanderous things. The services believed her and despite me handing them the conversation where this person threatened me before my son was born, the child protection team kept it in their threshold for a care and placement order. I have got new assessments that have now gone to appeal completely the opposite to what the courts assessments said, yet my son is still currently heading for adoption.
I admit that I was very stupid when my son was born and I have only just learned to watch what I say/type to people. I don't deserve a life sentence because that is what adoption is the equivalent too. I said something stupid which resulted in my son having tests which they turned around on me saying I had hurt him because I told an ex friend of mine that I had hurt him in an argument. These tests were invasive but as I didn't know the system I thought as they had seen that he obviously was not harmed then he wouldn't have to have tests, but they carried on anyway. I emailed the child protection team staff trying to make them see how much I didn't want adoption because that is all they were focusing on. They never even finished my Mum's viability assessment, yet ruled her out saying that she didn't see their concerns. I am still trying to stop my son's adoption. I haven't seen him since June. It never helped that at the final hearing half of my paperwork seemed to have got lost and my barrister told me to not argue my case instead backing my Mother. She spent over £10,000 on legal fees. They never gave her the appropriate legal advice. She can no longer afford to take the case to court with a solicitor on board. If anyone can be of any help or who would be willing to take the case on representing the maternal grandmother it would be helpful. The site email link is somewhere on here.
I am no longer in the position to run the website or be any part of it. I want to have a life that can't include running websites or having an online presence because that is the sacrifice I have to make to be able to stop my son's adoption and have him in my life. I also have to step down for privacy reasons. The domain name expires in May. It is not going to be renewed. If anyone wants to buy the username off of me and become the new owner of the website please get in contact with us by the end of April 2014. I only have one request for anyone who buys the site off of me. They are not allowed to mention me, refer to me or my life in any way. I will be taking legal action against anyone who deformates my character in future. I take it extremely seriously after the problems people have caused me by saying and writing stuff that isn't true. The professionals have even done it too. I will not stand for that type of behaviour from anyone anymore.
I hope that all the visitors understand why I have to take such drastic measures to be able to have a different, less stressful life. Thanks for supporting the website for the last 10 years. I appreciate all the visitors that were helpful and productive on here. It is a shame a few bad ones (one in particular) have to ruin it for everyone else. A lot has happened personally for me in the last 10 years that only makes me feel more so that it is time to move on. I was a teenager when I started A.S.S.G.O. I am now approaching my 30s. I have grown up recently. I don't see life the same now. I want more from life than running this website will ever give me. I wish to leave the label behind by no association with just Aspergers stuff. There is so much more to me than that. I am a person underneath the label. I want to be seen as who I am, not by my diagnosis. I wish you all a happy life xxx