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?
Autism Awareness have a range of information on accessing different supports.
Aspect (Autism Spectrum Australia) is another organisation who provide support to teens and young
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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