Refused disability living allowance
I have 3 boys on the autism spectrum the eldest has aspergers the middle has a diagnoses of ADD as well as autism. My boys are aged 24,15 and 9 years old. The eldest went to university in September but has come back home due to isolating himself and was not socialising, then he began skipping classes to avoid people. He is now suffering with panic attacks and depression. I have tried to apply for disability living allowance for the eldest when he was first diagnosed. This was when he was 14. but was refused. A couple of years ago, I again tried to apply for disability living allowance to be turned down again. So when my third child was diagnosed last year with autism I did not bother even applying. All boys have different needs and their autism displays in different ways. So when I have needed things for my boys like ear defenders for the youngest or taxis to school I have always paid for out of my own pocket. Any extra needs I have had to pay for because I have always been refused. Is their anything I can be advised to do? maybe I have difficulties that I cant fill out forms correctly, I don't know Please has anyone got any advice. Thanks in advance.