I am a fibrowarrior!
Welcome to the community.
So, from what you have written it sounds as if you feel that
your daughter’s behaviour has become increasingly challenging and as a result
you need additional support to care for her.
Increasing her care package – if her needs have
changed you need to contact the local authority and ask for a reassessment of
her care needs. If you have already tried this and there isn’t agreement
between yourselves and the local authority you may need to seek local
advice/advocacy to contest their decision. The Scope Directory may assist you
with identifying a local disability information service: https://www.scope.org.uk/Support/Service-directory#panel-map
Alternatively, the National Autistic Society may be able to signpost you to
sources of specialist advice: http://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/about-us/contact-us.aspx
Supporting your daughter with her behaviour- Understanding
why your daughter’s behaviour has changed will be the key to trying to address the
issues. Do talk to her GP and request appropriate referrals to health
professional that can work with you to explore what is going on and try to
devise strategies to improve things. The Challenging Behaviour Foundation may also
be an appropriate source of advice and support for you: http://www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk/supporting-you/for-families/for-families.html
Jean Merrilees BSc MRCOT
You can read more of my posts at: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-an-occupational-therapist