Psychological Damage Caused By Using Government Disability Support Services

I don’t think I could have put this any better myself… It is how I feel…

Although I am prone to the odd meltdown of my own at services… Which lost me our county autism support service and got the school saying that I am ‘very strange’ to social services.

But the truth is it is impossible to be perfect all the time.

Autism & Oughtisms

Before I was a mother of an autistic child, I had certain presumptions about the services a family like mine would be entitled to. I thought mothers who had to quit their jobs to look after their high needs children full-time would get a benefit that would cover basic expenses, similar to what you might get from an unemployment benefit. I was wrong. I thought schooling support would be automatic and cover the child’s basic needs. I was wrong. I was wrong about a lot of things, and yet somehow it still manages to surprise me when I encounter major short-falls in a system that is supposedly in existence to help the neediest members of society. This post though is not about that short-fall in itself, it is about the damage that gets done to those who have to access and navigate the system, in order to squeeze out inadequate…

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