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Hi, my name is Spiffy!

Spiffy
Spiffy Member Posts: 3 Listener
I'm here in the hope of getting support for myself and information as I try and support my adult son

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 593 Pioneering
    Hello @Spiffy

    Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us. How are you today? Would you like to expand on the support and information you are looking for? This would just enable us to ensure you have the support you need and deserve. In the meantime, you may find our discussion section for children, parents, and families useful. If you are interested, you can find it at https://forum.scope.org.uk/categories/carers-of-disabled-children-and-adults  :)
    I am a Scope volunteer. I have knowledge about the following subjects, gained through professional settings such as high level education or employment: autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, down's syndrome, social, emotional and mental health difficulties, assistive technology and education. Pronouns: She/her.
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 1,474 Pioneering
    Hi @Spiffy Welcome to the Community. What kind of support and information are you looking for? I hope you enjoy being part of the Community. If you have any questions please ask. Take care.
  • Spiffy
    Spiffy Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you for the warm, and very quick, welcome.
    My son is a full grown adult with, we think, undiagnosed ADHD, he had a referral from his GP for an ADHD assessment back in May this year he's recently found out that they are currently working on referrals from January 2019 TBH he can't wait that long for help and are looking to get a private one, my biggest problem right now is finding one, how do we know which ones are good etc etc
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,675 Disability Gamechanger
    hi @Spiffy and a warm welcome from me also
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 593 Pioneering
    Hello @Spiffy

    Thanks for your further clarity about the information you are currently seeking. The waiting lists for diagnosis are indeed long and I hear your frustrations. Unfortunately, we do not provide medical guidance here on Scope's forum which includes diagnosis. However, I have found an external website you may find useful as it provides information about private diagnoses for ADHD. If you are interested, you can find it at https://adhdaware.org.uk/what-is-adhd/getting-nhs-diagnosis/. I hope this helps but if you have any further questions, need any clarity, or need any further support, please don't hesitate to reach out to us again. Take care for now and I will look forward to hopefully hearing from you again soon  :)
    I am a Scope volunteer. I have knowledge about the following subjects, gained through professional settings such as high level education or employment: autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, down's syndrome, social, emotional and mental health difficulties, assistive technology and education. Pronouns: She/her.
  • Spiffy
    Spiffy Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you I shall head over there and have a look.
    I should add I'm not looking a medical diagnosis here 
    My son has deteriorated dramatically over the past couple of months, we've had to stage a couple of  interventions for suicidal ideation in two weeks, his doc knows this, he needs me to arrange these things now and I'm floundering and it's all very new to me .
    I will keep searching on here and thank you

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,914 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community from me too 

    I don't have any answers for you but maybe look at some charity organisations that specialise in the condition 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 

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