Welcome to FamilyHub, @petertodd! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, they were lovely to read.
I hope you find lots of useful information here! If you have questions to ask or stories to share, please feel free to start a new thread.
All the best,
Hi Sian I am a parent of 27years old son who has Autism . I hope to hear from other parents about finding good care assistance and good respite places, as me and my husband look after our son at home .
Hi @Tilly, welcome to FamilyHub! It’s great to have you.
Respite is a really interesting topic - feel free to start a new thread about it, it will be easier for other users to find and to respond to
Let me know if you need a hand!
Hi i am Rosita
I am a parent of a young lady who has autisum. This is the first time in all the years since she has grown that I have been in contact with anyone since she has been living away from my home and haviving someone else to take care of my daughter.
Welcome to FamilyHub, it’s great to have you here. I hope you find lots of people to talk to and to share your experiences with.
Hi! I am Lills, parent to multiple adults with various disabilities. I enjoy reading, sewing, my garden (will post a pic when I have time but the dog wants to go out now!). I have several grandchildren and am really hoping for some sensible support/guidance here please. God bless.
Hi Lills! It’s wonderful to have you here, and I can’t wait to see the pic of the garden
I hope you find what you need in the community - don’t hesitate to ask a question or start a new thread.
Hello, I am a single parent. My daughter is 35 and blind with learning difficulties/autistic traits. We are beginning to realise that her continuing to live at home may not be the best plan! As much as she enjoys life at the moment I am not getting any younger and now I think seeing her settled into community supported housing may be the way forward. I would appreciate all advice from parents who have recently gone through this process or who may be starting to plan for the future.
Welcome to FamilyHub, @pollyanna3! It’s great to have you here.
It’s great to see you have posted your question in a separate thread, hopefully someone will come back to you with their experiences soon.
hi my name is charlene im new to this and a bit slow getting used to this so apologies. my son iis undiagnosed asd aspergers and in the process waiting for assessment. i am feeling rather overwhelmed by it all. i have joined this forum to see how other people cope with things and find information.
Hi @charlene, welcome to FamilyHub!
It’s great to have you here.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed then you’ve come to the right place to speak to people in the same boat as you. Why not start a new thread about how you’re feeling? It might be easier for other users to find and respond to.
All the best
Hi I am Claudette I have a daughter who is 21years old with fragile X syndrome which is mild learning difficulties. My hopes are for her to get a job and move into independent living.
Welcome to FamilyHub, @claudette Enjoy having a look around!
If you have any questions about employment, there is an employment expert Q&A running which you might be interested in. Feel free to join in!
Hi Im Jackie from Suffolk, i have 2 son’s 23 and 21. My 21 year old has ASD and Severe Learning Disabilities.
I feel that when my son was a child i had quite a lot of support , but now he is an adult, we are just left struggling to understand the adult services and as a child everything was a fight, as an adult things seem to be a full scale battle.
I feel quite isolated and unable to chat with people in a similar boat to myself.
Im currently trying to seek help and support on independent living / supported housing.
i was told to register my son for social housing but they are saying he can only bid for one bedroom properties. He needs 24 hour care and would need a bedroom for support workers.
Seeking advice and support from others who may have already “got the Tshirt” with this logo on it.
Look forward to chatting with others on the forums
Welcome to FamilyHub! I hope you’ve enjoyed looking around so far!
I’m sorry to hear you feel isolated, but you’re in the right place to meet people who are in the same boat as you Welcome to the community!
If you’re looking for help about supported housing, have you seen the Ask the Expert thread on housing? Rod from Golden Lane Housing is answering questions and he might be a good place to start.
Hello , my name is Jo . I have a beautiful 21 year old daughter who has a rare metabolic liver diease . she to follow a highly restricted low protein diet with restricted Tyrosine and Pheneylanine diet containing just 10 grams of natural protein daily with medication and supplements. My daughter has Receptive/Expressive language difficulties,Dyslexia and processing of information .
Hoping for some guidance due to feeling I’m out of answers due to the challenging difficulties
Thank you for listening
Welcome to FamilyHub, @jorose!
I hope you enjoy reading through the information people have already posted, and feel free to start your own discussion if you have questions to ask or stories to share
All the best!
Thank you . I have had a good look and what iv found has been helpful so far.
Hi all my name’s Yvonne. I have an 18 year old daughter with ASD. Life has been difficult and I’ve been there, done it and got the t shirt! Always willing to help if I can and always looking for ideas too.
My hope for the new year is that she gets social care support!
Welcome to FamilyHub, Yvonne!
Welcome to FamilyHub. We're all here because we care about learning disability. Some of us will have questions, and most of us will have stories to share.
Take a look around, have a nosey, start a conversation. This is your community.