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Hi Roxana, You and your son have been very let down, but unfortunately this is common for those with LD and autism. Has he been checked for physical causes e.g tooth problems, hay fever, epilepsy, constipation and acid reflux? These all can affect behaviour, anxiety levels and sleep. Self harm is n...
Hi there I have a 20 year old daughter who was diagnosed with BPD a couple of months ago. She is away at uni but is coming back to stay at home for her 3rd year work placement from end of May. She is currently at home for the Easter break. When she is at uni she is on the phone constantly and thing...
That's dreadful. In Hampshire the Health LD Team now have a special team for challenging behaviour. Are there any plans being made for where he will go after school has finished? Ifyoy Google NATSPEC you will find some specialist colleges. Your LA won't tell you about them! My son went to Fairfield...
There are a variety of options available. My son needed lots of support at 18, but then little by little became mor independent. 3 years at a farm college which he loved, a residential home in Cranborne Chase, then supported living. A friend told me to keep him in education as long as possible. Bet...
How old is he? My son is 43, brain damaged at birth, has his own flat with carer support, day services too. He comes home regularly. Shared care like this is so much easier. He is almost 18, he has trouble sleeping, keeps waking up and having meltdowns during the night, he has recently started taki...
Welcome to the forum. Are you currently getting any support from Social Services? What plans have you made for the child's future when you can no longer care? I have asked for help, social services are very slow as of yet everything is processing, I am not sure what they can offer. I suppose if I c...
How do you manage and regulate your own stress and emotions when you are so exhusted from dealing with an autistic adult child. :-???