My 24 year old son has Aspergers, although not diagnosed as there is no funding in Ayrshire for adults to be diagnosed, we have done all the online tests and he scores high on them all.
We have now found out he has a gambling addiction and is thousands of pounds in debt. I am worried sick and don't know how to deal with it. We have made him go to gamblers annonymous and also took bank cards off him, informed gambling sites/payday loans of his addiction. What else can we do?
I don’t know if it applies. But if he agrees, apply for power of attorney over his financial matters.
Seek help from Gamblers Anonymous and other charities.
Also I thought the Autism Act made it a legal requirement for all the UK, that, if you are thought to be Autistic you have to be referred?
Moderator what do you think?
Thank you @Creek . We have been in touch with a few charities and he attended Gamblers Anonymous for the first time last week. I am going to push the GP again.
Hi Mum 71,
I'm really sorry to hear of the difficult time you and your son are having with gambling. You may like to contact our Autism Helpline team who can provide you with information and advice . You can contact the team via telephone on 0808 800 4104 (Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 3pm). Please note that the Helpline is experiencing a high volume of calls and it may take a couple of attempts before you get through to speak to an advisor. Alternatively, should you prefer to send a message, you can do so via their webform:
I hope you find something that helps.
Heather - Mod
Thank you Heather, I will call them.