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Autistic son PIP and Employment
Hi all. My son is 17 and doesn’t attend college because of his Autism, we’ve tried but it just won’t happen. To cut a long story short we applied for PIP (reassessment from DLA) and got disallowed with 0 points which we are awaiting a MR decision so fingers crossed. From experience is it ‘tight’ for me to guide my son in to employment when he turns 18, I feel really bad but his dad doesn’t quite understand him because he’s ‘old-fashioned’, especially with what’s going on PIP etc? He really does struggle a lot and family members don’t know about his Autism (he wanted it that way because of a late diagnosis and embarrassment which I feel for him) and they keep making comments about him being ‘lazy’.