• Announcements

    • Kris

      Depression, Mental Health and Crisis Support   06/04/2017

      Depression, Mental Health and Crisis Support   Depression and other mental health difficulties are common amongst people on the autistic spectrum and their carers.   People who are affected by general mental health difficulties are encouraged to receive and share information, support and advice with other forum members, though it is important to point out that this exchange of information is generally based on personal experience and opinions, and is not a substitute for professional medical help.   There is a list of sources of mental health support here: <a href="http://www.asd-forum.org.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=18801" target="_blank">Mental Health Resources link</a>   People may experience a more serious crisis with their mental health and need urgent medical assistance and advice. However well intentioned, this is not an area of support that the forum can or should be attempting to offer and we would urge members who are feeling at risk of self-harm or suicide to contact either their own GP/health centre, or if out of hours contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or to call emergency services 999.   We want to reassure members that they have our full support in offering and seeking advice and information on general mental health issues. Members asking for information in order to help a person in their care are seeking to empower both themselves and those they represent, and we would naturally welcome any such dialogue on the forum.   However, any posts which are deemed to contain inference of personal intent to self-harm and/or suicide will be removed from the forum and that person will be contacted via the pm system with advice on where to seek appropriate help.   In addition to the post being removed, if a forum member is deemed to indicate an immediate risk to themselves, and are unable to be contacted via the pm system, the moderating team will take steps to ensure that person's safety. This may involve breaking previous confidentiality agreements and/or contacting the emergency services on that person's behalf.   Sometimes posts referring to self-harm do not indicate an immediate risk, but they may contain material which others find inappropriate or distressing. This type of post will also be removed from the public forum at the moderator's/administrator's discretion, considering the forum user base as a whole.   If any member receives a PM indicating an immediate risk and is not in a position (or does not want) to intervene, they should forward the PM to the moderating team, who will deal with the disclosure in accordance with the above guidelines.   We trust all members will appreciate the reasoning behind these guidelines, and our intention to urge any member struggling with suicidal feelings to seek and receive approproiate support from trained and experienced professional resources.   The forum guidelines have been updated to reflect the above.   Regards,   The mod/admin team
mossgrove

We did it!!!!!!!

31 posts in this topic

Just heard that the special needs asessment panel have agreed that our son (7, Aspergers) is no longer able to cope in mainstream and he has been allocated a place at a special school from September this year.

 

I feel a bit ovewhelmed and emotional at the moment , it's been a long struggle to get him there. It's at times like this you realise how much it all matters. I'm hugely relived they are not sending him back to his mainstream school where he has been so unhappy.

 

 

I think we might just have a very large ones of these tonight! :wine::drunk::cheers:

 

Huge thanks to everyone here for your support and best wishes!

B)B)

 

Simon

Edited by mossgrove

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Simon,

 

Contratulations >:D<<'>. I am sooooooo pleased for you all :dance::dance:

 

Enjoy your :wine: tonight, you deserve it.

 

:groupwave:

 

Annie

XX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
B) Good news Simon :thumbs::thumbs: .How does your son feel about the news, Have a good bottle of wine and wallow in relief.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

YES a result at last B)

 

Enjoy your success and I might even hit the :wine: myself and join you in your celebrations.

 

Carole

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations, that's wonderful news!!!!! :dance::dance::dance:

 

:groupwave::groupwave:

 

 

Enjoy the :wine: you deserve every sip.

 

I will probably be raising my glass to you and yours.

 

 

Elefan is right, it's just sooooooooo nice to hear good news.

 

 

Nellie xx

 

Maybe I should forget the wine, it's taken three attempts to post this and that's me sober!!! It's probably the excitement of hearing your good news. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Simon >:D<<'> >:D<<'>

 

That is just the best news!!

 

I'm so pleased for all of you...'things can only get better' :dance:

 

Well done >:D<<'>

 

Bidx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Simon

 

Well done. It's wonderful to hear some good news for a change. :dance:

 

Lisa

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Simon,

 

Fantastic news!!!!!

 

It is really uplifting to hear of a correct decision being made.

 

Looke forward to a happy summer now!

 

Best wishes

 

HelenL

:dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hiya Simon,

 

Was wondering how you'd got on! ;)

 

This is really good news :D:P:D Is the new school far away? Hope he will settle in o.k, it will be scary for him and may need to visit a few times before he starts, but hey in the long run, this will be so much better for him.

 

CONGRATULATIONS and hope your not suffering too much from the celebrations! :wacko:

 

Take Care

Rachx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Simon,

 

It's taking me a while to catch up here but ...

 

brilliant news :dance::thumbs: The kind of news which inspires the rest of us to keep going.

 

Here's to September! :cheers:

 

K

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just seen this. Well done and congratulations, I'm sure he'll thrive in his new environment.

 

Karen

x

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well done, Simon >:D<<'> We are trying to do the same for our son. Finger crossed... :pray:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations, we finally got E into special school this year and it really is the best thing we have ever done for her :thumbs: pooky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all your wonderful replies. This message bard is a very special place.

 

Attention now turns to preparing our 7 year old for his new school and getting a placement for our 5 year old.

 

After discussions with the special school they do not recommend taking him to see his new school him until near the end of this term as he will find it hard to understand why he has to go back to his old school in the meantime. We will be spending a morning there on the 6th of May to go through everything. We have reduced him to 4 days a week at his current school to give him more recovery time as there seems little to be gained by sending him into an anvioronment where he is so unhappy for 5 days a week, especially as we now know he will be moving on at the end of term.

 

As of yesterday we have had to stop sending our 5 year old (ASD) to school at all as it was becoming impossible to get him to go without undue coercion, and the price of this in terms of damaging our relationship with him and the all-round deterioration in his behaviour outweighs the benefits. He had being doing 2 hours a day with 1:1 support, but he simply cannot cope with a class with 30+ children in it, and becpmes extremely distressd when other children (Quite innocently) talk to him and ask him to join in their games. To be fair to the LEA they seem to have accepted that he cannot continue in mainstream and have bought forward his assessment panel to next month, so we are cautiously optimistic, despite the fact that his current school have failed to acknowledge he has any problems at all.

 

This has turned into a ramble, when all I meant to say was thanks!

 

Simon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If your still active on the forum would be nice to have an update on progress, I've read through the thread just wondering how things have been over the years all well I hope.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now