If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.
Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Find out how to let us know.
Hi, my name is broomy!
My husband and I have decided that our autistics , sld, adhd son needs more help than we can give him also he is older now and needs to leave school . The local special needs college has stated that they cannot meet his needs and so we are thinking residential.
We are thinking 52 weeks as the la state that they cannot promise how much respite we would get and when or if any overnights. He is extremely hard , physically aggressive, verbally aggressive . I know that really it is what he needs and what we all need but I need to talk to someone who has been through this . We are worried that he will not settle in , like it even , possibly get worse ( if that is possible). We would love it if he loved it there , we are trying to choose the best for him so they give him lots to do as he needs 24 /7 stimulation .
Anybody out there who will understand where we come from . Please any help or understanding right now as this process is damn hard .