10-27-2020 08:06 PM
10-27-2020 10:21 PM
That sounds like an incredibly difficult situation, and I can only imagine how scared, confused and frustrated you must feel right now. I just wanted to double check if/which state you live in, if you live in Australia. You're welcome to use the forums if you are from overseas, but it could help us give you some more in depth information about various support services Being unable to contact your son sounds like a very strict and aggressive policy, I was wondering if there were any other options you were able to discuss with his therapist? Or if he's old enough, start conversations about transitioning to living out of home in a more traditional sharehouse. Have you been able to speak with him about his thoughts on the situation?
10-27-2020 11:02 PM
10-28-2020 11:48 AM
Hi @YJK84 ,
Thanks so much for getting back to us. That sounds like an incredibly challenging situation for you and your family. It sounds like you're feeling uncertain about the psychologist's recommendations to give up your parental rights in order for your son to live independently, I think that is completely understandable, it's a really big decision. I'm wondering if it could be worth seeking a second opinion from another health care professional who's experienced in working with people with autism and ADHD? I'm also wondering if accessing supports through the NDIS could be an option for your son?
adults, and they may be able to give you some advice about other support options.
They also have a great resource called Launchpad, which is a website designed for young people aged 16 and over with autism and asperger's and their parents, which is aimed specifically at helping to navigate all of the different support options available as you transition from school to adult life.
It sounds like an incredibly difficult situation for you to navigate, especially with the demands of a young child and another baby on the way. Do you have a good support system for yourself?
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