Hi. Firstly looking for advice on how to get a diagnosis- my son is 22 had a statement throughout school/college for ‘global development delays’ full traits of autism, never diagnosed with autism.. Now he feels he needs that diagnosis- where do I start?
Also wondering for those with young adults in higher education/university. My son has just started a music degree in London we live in the north east of England, so it’s a nightmare, for me. As I am a single MAM with an adopted little 1 (I was previously a foster carer) with FASD.. his sister’s have been taking turns going up and down along with me, it’s so expensive..I am struggling to find funding for him. He gets Maintenance and tuition fees. His PIP has just been stopped (agsin- it ll be another tribunal) we have applied for DSA.. is there anything else? Iv been intouch with student mental health/finance team.. but not getting anywhere fast.
The support grant for uni is DSA so you're on with everything there - the needs assessment report that they pay for is excellent evidence for PIP!
Some uni's may pay for an autism assessment, so I'd start with their disability dept. If they don't fund this he will need to approach his GP, it's helpful if he takes along a list of examples of how he meets the criteria. These are the examples someone else took along - https://mamapineappleblog.wordpress.com/getting-assessed-a-personal-perspective/my-dsm-v-mapping/
Hi. I. am new to finding my way around this site. But Thankyou so much for the information you have all supplied. I am going to ask the university about an autistic diagnosis.. I am also going to phone our GP practice tomorrow and ask if they ll refer. Fingers xxx