I have two with ASD and selective mutism — Scope | Disability forum
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.

I have two with ASD and selective mutism

Tina44
Tina44 Member Posts: 6 Connected
edited March 2017 in Autism and neurodiversity

I have 2 with ASD one 18 and my son 15 they also have selective mutism & social anxiety my daughter goes to college  she only has two friends and one of those have moved to another town she never goes out and she stays in her room she gets depressed i really could do with some help at home for my daughter like a support worker or something but don't know who to ask.

my son stopped speaking in 2014 and to this day i don't know why he stopped going out he won't go to school he stopped eating and washing his hair was all mated he would sleep all day and be awake all night.He was sectioned on 2015 and was in hospital for nine months he was diagnosed with ASD & selective mutism and was discharged June 2016.He started to go to a medical education school with only a few students but now he has stopped going again he still won't leave the house or his room and still won't speak or look at anyone he's awake all night and sleeps most of the day 

I'm at my wits end and really worried he doesn't seem to be depressed he's just got no motivation to do anything I'm worried he's going to make his self really ill i need help

Comments

  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Tina44 this sounds like a really tough situation, I have moved your post to the ASD category, we have lots of members here with experience of ASD and so I hope there will be someone who can offer you some support and information.

    Welcome to the community, I hope we can help  :)
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • VioletFenn
    VioletFenn Member Posts: 124 Pioneering
    Hi @Tina44

    I've replied to your comment on the new thread :) 

    Violet 
    ASD advisor, Scope

Brightness

Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.