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Im trying to get my 20 year old son Esa - ASD

ammy1970ammy1970 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited December 2017 in Autism and Aspergers
Im trying to get my 20 year old son Esa. He has aspergers syndrome he has limited understanding. But the gp will not give us a sick note as he font understsnd autism. Told me find him a job. He neefs prompting at everything he does. I do 90% of what he needs. So he couldnt work. How can i help him plz.


  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ammy1970 welcome to the community.

    Has your son had an official diagnosis? Does he see any specialists who could help you? Are you getting any other support?
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  • ammy1970ammy1970 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Many years ago as a child he saw specialist but not any more. My gp is useless hes a new gp but rude on asd and aspergers theres nothing on the screen therefor my lad is quite as normal as the other 20 yr olds go out get a job. But he only as the capability as a 10 year old i need to prompt him to do stuff so he does it.
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry to hear this @ammy1970, you must have been so frustrated at that response. I'd really recommend getting a second opinion from another GP: you are entitled to do so, and having a different GP involved could mean that you get the support you're looking for. Let us know how you get on! 
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