new to everything ? pip appointee help
I am new here and new to the whole benefits system and even the "official" ASD world .. bit back story ..
after 2 years we have been given the ASD diagnosis for my son, he is 16 and doesn't speak to anyone he doesnt know as he has extreme social problems as well as other problems. He has been like this for as long as I can remember but it wasnt until he came to the point of thinking about post school options that I persued an official diagnosis. My friend mentioned PIP to me so I decided to call and enquire about it for him, I have been made an appointee and have submitted the form for him. on a side note I felt so guilty filling the form in as really I should have thought more about how this has affected his daily living and the struggles that hes had .. but back to questions .. we sent the forms back a week ago and I understand that I am able to attend the appointment with him but getting him in there is going to be difficult enough and I know theres no way he will speak to anyone as normally he wont even make eye contact ?
am I able to speak for him and any advice at all about the whole process as I am totally clueless .. im guessing its like getting the diagnosis as that took forever.
Thanks for any advice