"Autistic spectrum disorder support at the Boat House "
About: North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust / Child and adolescent mental health North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust Child and adolescent mental health ST2 8LD
Posted by A very stressed mummy (as ),
I have been to the boat house many times and yet they still never surprise me.
My child did not meet the criteria for asd although plenty others say that they do. But I get no support at all. My child struggles at school social and education yet still no support.
What I find really hard to accept is you blame lack of funding as to why you can't support families who do not meet your criteria or are diagnosed out of area. But I'm led to believe that some children's parents who have done your asd course are doing a "refresher" course.
I don't mean to be rude but why is that money being wasted there. Maybe you could channel it some where else like shortening waiting times as I'm led to believe is now over the waiting criteria or maybe giving a seat on that course to a parent who isn't "eligible" for your support
I feels to me that you are judging me as a parent and that is wrong. Every child is different and unique yet I and I think so many parents struggle due to your criteria. It's not fair that this is allowed to happen. I think an assessment should be opened with a blank sheet.
Each child should be given that support along with the family. I feel that you have discriminated my child due to your impressions of me as a parent instead of looking at the whole picture.
Now I'm left to struggle not knowing which way to turn. I'm trying my best as a mum to meet my child's needs. I feel you are failing my child with your biased and prejudged opinions of me