On the television the added morning anyone declared autism as a “living nightmare”. I’m not abiding I’d alone go that far yet but it absolutely is a above affair – at atomic for the parents.
My son is autistic and is eighteen. Until now he has been actual lucky. He has been able to admission abutment via children’s services, but I apprehend abounding humans aren’t as fortunate. I’ve heard abundant tales of parents who’ve had to absolutely action for what little advice they’ve had and abounding get none at all.
I do, but that will anon change. Although my son can already accurately drive, alcohol and vote, he is advised a adolescent until he is nineteen and can abide at his adapted needs academy and go to acquittal already a ages until then. However, as anon as he hits that age he becomes an adult.
Whilst his needs will still be the same, the advice to which he will be advantaged will be bargain – considerably. Suddenly everything, which has become so accustomed to him over the years, will stop.
I ambition for his account and abundance time would angle still.
We are currently in the “transition” aeon area we are exploring the options accessible to him. They are bound to say the atomic but we are advantageous in as abundant as he is not physically disabled which acquire to accomplish things far added difficult.
However, annihilation we acquire apparent so far even comes abutting to what we aspire. The bounded options aren’t absolutely acceptable and aren’t accessory to his connected improvement. It’s black and I generally ambition I could go to beddy-bye and deathwatch up to acquisition the accomplished autism affair was just a bad dream.
Having said that I realise I am in fact one of the advantageous ones for my son has got options. Added autistic children/adults don’t. It’s no admiration parents anguish and either acquire annihilation offered, or forward their accouchement afar abroad to some anatomy of residential assemblage artlessly because there is annihilation adapted afterpiece to home.
The National Autistic Society now suggests 1 in 100 accouchement ache from some anatomy of autistic spectrum disorder. In 1993 if my son was diagnosed it was 1 in 2500.
The botheration is that all these autistic accouchement will abound up to be autistic adults, and the big catechism is what will they do?
Apparently alone 15% of adults with autism administer to authority down application and 49% never leave home. That agency in abounding cases aged parents are finer searching afterwards their age 40 additional accouchement and it’s a worry. What happens if they get ill? Who again will attending afterwards their accouchement and how will they adapt?
It’s a alarming book and one that abounding parents currently face. Since autism is a botheration that isn’t traveling abroad there needs to be added co-ordinated planning and casework put in abode afore it is too late.
Families charge advice to accredit their adults with autism to be added absolute contrarily the amount to the association will be immense. If there is no-where for the humans with autism to plan again their carers can’t plan either.
I already heard anyone assert the apple would be destroyed by the three A’s – anger, avidity and autism. Maybe that’s true.
We are already seeing wars and abandon created by acrimony and greed. Now anticipate about all the autistic accouchement you know. They are the adults of the future.
Frightening isn’t it?
Now you apperceive one acumen I ambition time would angle still.