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21 yr old daughter with Autism lost all confidence - need help!
Hi is there anyone who can give me some advice. My daughter is now 21 almost 22 she has autism and a significant learning disability. She is a very sweet funny girl but one who is scared or the outside world. She gets so anxious about going out. She left school at 19 was in a smashing secondary school was very popular. Went to a collage and that's when she changed overnight . Her confidance Went from being sure of herself to head down picki g her nails and skin. No eye contact at all where we used to get some. Eyes flitting around to see the easiest way out. She found the collage too big Noisey scary and if really frightened her. She did well in going the whole of one term. But when we had the October break she totally refused to go back crying and being sick we moved on from that to staying in the house. Now a days she only goes out with me . And I van only get her out if she wants something. If she can't get it online . She is into her computer and ps4. This is her life now I get her out 1 or twice a month if I'm lucky. She had a social worker from the 0 to 25 team. He found places where she could go but refused point blank. I stay home with her all the time and she won't even go out in the garden. She has shut herself away inside herself. It worries me sick for her future and of course this isn't the life I want her her. I love her so much it breaks my heart when I think how she was and how she is now.