I’m having a bad day. Let you know a bit of back ground first. Well I’m a single mom of 3 boys 13,6 and 4. The 4 year old has special needs I think he may be autistic but need to be tested. He isn’t at school as he was due to start Sept just gone. But because of his care plan taking so long I decide to keep him in nursery till it was sorted then look into special schools. But the nursery decided they can’t take him anymore and now I have him full time at home and it’s hard. He doesn’t communicate, has lack of understanding and unaware of dangers and the list goes on. There is no support whatsoever. It’s like we been left to deal with it on our own. I phoned places but I get a lot of passed around or we will call you back. I feel so lonely and scared I’m dealing this all on my own and I am doing it. But some days it just gets on top of me. Their dad isn’t much help but that’s another long story lol. I just needed to vent and have a moan. Oh and it’s looking like that he might not get into a school to next September.
Hi. It sounds like you could do with a bit of support. I have a son who is autistic. Have you tried the council? I know it’s difficult until you get a diagnosis but there must be somewhere who could take him even if it was just a couple of hours a day and it would be good for him too I’m sure. We have a parent support advisor who works with families to provide support for anyone with a child with special needs. Is there anything like that available in your area? Also young minds have a parent helpline they deal with all sorts of mental health, emotional and behavioural problems, I’ve used them and they gave me some really useful information. I really hope you can get something sorted soon.