Not impressed I must admit but thats my son to a tee. Goes with the flow, expects things to bend the way he wants etc and will make zero effort to help himself.
We've spent over £500 on private consultant appointments to get him seen and presribed medication. Found out for the last 10 days hes "forgotten" to take it.
Hes almost 15 - I'm absolately bomping mad with him. Surely, at 14/15 he should be able to know the importance of it?
Actually I do believe you.
Personally yes but I apologise if you didn't find it helpful.
People on the spectrum can be a bit blunt at times. We communicate in different ways from other people.
This must be very frustrating for you. If you'd like to talk about it with someone directly, please feel free to contact the NAS Helpline on 0808 800 4104 (Monday - Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday 9am - 3pm).
With quotes like "Absolute rubbish“ and “pathetic“ when someone offers their opinion and tries to help, and with other comments in that same post, I can see why your son might not be communicating much on this.
You seem to have a very know-it-all attitude. That's bad enough when talking to adults on this forum, but will be worse for your son. He's 14. 14 year olds aren't known for being particularly good at forward planning or understanding the complexities of medical care.
"When you spent the money on the appointments did you spend the money to help him or to help yourself?"
Thanks Kerri - its nice to have a decent reply rather than be called names and accused of having a motive.
Perhaps this community needs to be split in two - one for people on the spectrum and one for NTs
Sorry NT is short for Neuro-typical which is how most people on the spectrum describe people who are not on the spectrum. One problem with using normal instead of NT is that the opposite of normal is abnormal which some of us on the spectrum feel is derogatory. For similar reasons I prefer ASC autism spectrum condition to ASD autism spectrum disorder