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I'm worried about what will happen to my son when I'm no longer here to support him

TeacherCath
TeacherCath Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited October 13 in Autism and neurodiversity
Hi everyone, thanks for letting me join. I am a mum of an adult son with a hidden learning disability.

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  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 765 Pioneering
    Hi @TeacherCath I hope you enjoy being part of the Community. If you have any questions please ask.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,579 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @TeacherCath - welcome to this friendly & supportive community, & thank you for joining. How are you & your son doing? :)
  • TeacherCath
    TeacherCath Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi chiarieds, we are well, thank you but feeling frustrated at the lack of support available. Hopefully joining this community will help in some way.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 4,989

    Scope community team

    Hi @TeacherCath

    Lovely to see you join, welcome to the community :) 

    Sorry to hear that you are experiencing a lack of support, in what area are you struggling most or do you mean support in general?

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  • TeacherCath
    TeacherCath Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I am worried about what will happen to my son when I am no longer here to support him. We were referred by our GP to the local disability support but he does not meet their criteria for support, he is not 'bad' enough. This is because he passed some exams at school. Currently he is not known to any services but he won't be able to manage on his own.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,030

    Scope community team

    Hi @TeacherCath :) Welcome to the community.

    I can imagine that's really worrying for you both. Did your son have a needs assessment from the people your GP referred you to?

    In what ways do you think your son won't be able to manage on his own, if you don't mind me asking? For example, do you think he'll struggle with finances, completing daily tasks and so on? Does he claim any benefits?

    Do you have any other family or close friends who'd be able to help out if needed?

    I'm not quite sure on what all of your options are, so it could also be worth getting in touch with Mencap to see if they're able to offer any advice or support.
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