"Lack of support for people with Asperger's Syndrome"
About: South Staffordshire And Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health South Staffordshire And Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health ST16 3SR South Staffordshire PCT South Staffordshire PCT Rugeley WS15 1UL
Posted by AS mother (as ),
My son tried to commit suicide. He was assessed by a mental health worker as needing help.
Weeks later he was assessed by a psychologist. Whilst she accepted that he had problems, she decided that these were due to his Asperger's, not a mental health problem so she refused him treatment. When I complained, I discovered that the health authority has no provision for people with Asperger's who need help.
I feel this is discriminatory and contrary to the Autism Bill 2009, which my PCT hasn't implemented yet.