A life of constant caring

For issues specific to autism / Asperger Syndrome.
I cant tell you just how much of this story I could relate too.....

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life ... 866929.ece

George talks fluently, but has never made a telephone call. He can read, but he has never followed a set of written instructions unprompted. He is able-bodied, but doesn’t perform the simplest household task. He has never crossed a road alone. He is absolutely devoid of common sense.
Hi Rosemary.

This piece leapt out at me: "If I can’t find proper placements for my sons post19, the quality of all our lives will rapidly deteriorate."

Sadly, this is what has happened to many parents. And the more services are squeezed, and eligibility criteria are tightened, the harder it becomes.

I'm trying to get my son's placement sorted out for the coming academic year. It's been going on since March and the college is dragging its feet because they will have to accommodate a disabled person on a standard course rather than one for disabled people, and frankly I don't think they have a clue how.