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daughter just diagnosed at 30
Angeldust Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited December 2018 in Ask an Autism and Aspergers adviser [CLOSED]
hi there my daughter has just been diagnosed with Autism and aspergers recently by her psychologist soon to see a specialist, she suffers horrendously with confidence, anxiety and now depression. but this diagnosis does answer a lot of questions with her. my worry is she lives on her own with her two cats which are like therapy cats to her. due to her issues she cant go out alone or in crowds etc its also bad when we try to go for something to eat etc it needs to be somewhere quiet. i am worried just now as she is on income based support esa also has housing and council tax benefit and as been on that for a couple of years now. with universal credit being introduced into scotland now i am worried that her benefit will be cut, or she wont get the money she does now as she is just managing any kind of issue or reduction will set off a depressive episode as it is outwith her routine. also she applied for pip for her and she was refused. i dont know whether to get a social worker involved in her care now. i am disabled myself with Functional Neurological disorder, Fibro and chronic fatigue so i help her when i can taking her to shops etc but i feel she needs a support worker who she can turn to and can be there and help her but i dont know where to turn for this