is time to leave...

my name is barry. i am 56 yeas old. i am at the end of my tether and enough is enough. my son is 17 in march and was diagnosed with autism last summer. we had to go private because the school was more than useless. up until my son was 8 he was (what we believe) a "normal" child. no adverse signs. progressively over the last 9 years he has got worse and worse. totally disruptive behavior at school and more and more destructive. he now clashes with his mom (my partner)  as i'm new to this could anyone advise/direct me in the right direction. nothing is ever his fault and the way his mom speaks to him winds him up. i could go on for hours. do we have to wrap him up in cotton wool?  i love him to bits but cannot go on like this.

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  • A few ideas, that I’m just going to brain dump as I’ve had a busy day and I’m too tired to write a more coherent reply. You could refer him to your local child and adolescent mental health service to assess; phone your local autism services to ask advice; phone/email the NAS helpline to ask for advice; most county councils have an autism hub of sorts on their website which lists local resources, it’s best to google ‘xxxxx county council autism information’; just google the name of the area you live in and autism services to see what comes up; I assume he’s still in education? You could speak with the school SENCO.

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  • A few ideas, that I’m just going to brain dump as I’ve had a busy day and I’m too tired to write a more coherent reply. You could refer him to your local child and adolescent mental health service to assess; phone your local autism services to ask advice; phone/email the NAS helpline to ask for advice; most county councils have an autism hub of sorts on their website which lists local resources, it’s best to google ‘xxxxx county council autism information’; just google the name of the area you live in and autism services to see what comes up; I assume he’s still in education? You could speak with the school SENCO.

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