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Hi, I'm a single mum to an 8 year old

bella101
bella101 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi I'm a single mom to an 8yr, my daughter has cerebral palsy effecting her left side, she has no use of her left hand at all. Last few years I feel there is more going on, possibly autism or ADHD but I'm still yet to find out, I feel I'm getting knowwhere fast with anyone, since all this covid stuff also I'm at the end of My rope, her behaviour and attitude is awful, I'm on the edge, I don't know how My life will ever move forward or be good, so lost 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,338 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome on board 

    Sorry to hear what you are going through it must be tough dealing with all that on your own 

    I dont know what to suggest presuming your gp has been consulted.  Everything is on the back burner I guess 

    We can be here to support have a look in our parents and carers section you may find others who can help 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 4,677 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @bella101 sorry your having a difficult time, here is a helpline you can ring for support and advice.

    Helpline: 0808 800 3333

    scope.org.uk

    We are here too to talk to.

  • bella101
    bella101 Member Posts: 2 Listener
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,436 Scope online community team
    edited February 2021
    Hello @bella101

    Welcome to the community, I'm sorry to read things are difficult at the moment, but I imagine you are doing a super job and just want the best for your child. 

    Where are you in the process of finding out about the possible autism / ADHD? Have you made enquiries about this?  I know it can take time, and the pandemic won't be helping at all, but please hang in there and fight to get your child, and yourself, the deserved help :) 

    Are you receiving support from your child's GP or your local authority with managing her condition?

    You might want to read about Scope's Parents Connect sessions, which offer a chance for parents of disabled children to meet others in similar situations and receive peer support. You could also consider giving our helpline a call to talk through any potential avenues of support in further detail.

    I will also tag in @Richard_Scope, who is a specialist information officer for CP. 
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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,176 Scope online community team
    Hi @bella101
    Sorry to read that you are going through such a difficult time and I'm glad that you've reached out to us. My colleague @Ross_Scope has made some really good suggestions there. 
    What sorts of things is your daughter doing? 
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