"Counselling & ASD"

About: Florence Street Clinic Sandyford Clinic

(as a parent/guardian),

A family member with ASD suffers from poor mental health. We've pushed for access to counselling services multiple times but he can't attend without support which is difficult to arrange.

Services assume when he cancels that he's unmotivated and take him off their lists leaving him back at the end of a year-long queue. The difficulty of engagement in educational, health and social care services for people with any condition for whom it's not possible to 'just turn up when told' to an office between 9 and 5 must mean so much effort and wasted appointments. In my opinion, this model suits us who work in health & social care. It rarely suits those we support.

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