Shockingly familiar situation to many other autistic mothers with autistic children. Targeting and malice by the LA and schools. A nest of vipers discriminating against dedicated autistic mothers.
It was snowing, I felt empty as he packed his last bag into the car, this was my new life as a single mum to three.
They would see their Dad, and there was a glimmer of hope that social care would finally provide the help we had been begging for to prevent this break up.
You see, we had been asking for over a year. When Phoebe was in Tier 4 (CAMHS inpatient psychiatric care), the psychiatrist had been very blunt with social care. He made it very clear that without support caring for an autistic 9-year-old with no sense of danger and severe mental health difficulties, including command hallucinations (voices instructing) that we would inevitably experience carer burn-out. That fell on deaf ears, the reason – we had ‘managed’ on weekend visits.
Referral after referral went in, but the case was never looked at, beyond a “no”.
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