"CAMHS removes autism remit"
About: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Child and adolescent mental health Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Child and adolescent mental health Lincoln LN4 2HN
Posted by Blossom60 (as ),
We, as legal guardians of a boy with high functioning autism and attachment issues, are both upset and dismayed that CAHMS has been forced to remove their remit for autism.
We have been seeing a psychologist at the Grantham branch for some time as our guardian displays very aggressive and violent behaviour towards us. I note with interest that the CAMHS webpage for children with learning difficulties and behavioural issues makes no mention that the services on offer are not available to families coping with autism.
What is worse, its not only families who are trying to get a referral to CAMHS who are affected, we have been basically told not to come back and are now being told after all this time that, coincidentally, CAMHS cant offer us any help that would be useful.
Considering that there is no dedicated service on offer for families with autism in Lincolnshire, and my GP despairs of the lack of help out there, I think the CAMHS situation is really quite shameful.