Help and advice needed urgently - 19 year old autistic school leaver

Sharon - posted on 01/28/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My sister is having a major problem with my autistic 19 year old nephew with regards to placement after school. He has been let down badly over the years by different agencies -he was abused by the taxi driver transporting him to school, he was not diagnosed for some time due to him being 'too pretty' and being locked in classrooms alone! They found him a brilliant school where he had work experience in a zoo and various outside activities - then that headmaster left and it all changedz. All of a sudden he came home with black eyes - school said he did it himself ! He did nothing outside and my siste came for meeting and found him sweeping up in the residential section on his own! She has had no help with transition and despite asking by a rather useless social worker, he had no timetable! My sister received his statement by a 3rd party and found out that he was supposed to have broke somebody's ribs - no calls to tell her that and nothing in communication book! They recommend residential care as my sister is supposed to reward with food! There has been many incidents. She called a useless solicitor who said that as it was a church school, she couldn't do anything (which I suspect is untrue!). The social worker won't return calls! My sisters employers are putting pressure on her ( she is ready for a breakdown).

Autistic society have been left calls and are not returning as is the case with the social worker. IPSec is for under 16 so where do we go from here.

I have to add that my nephew is a gentle giant who only hits out when being tormented or held. He loves his music, cuppa and his food. He is a cheeky chappy but I am biased! Oh n I forgot to add that he wasn't seen at all ny connections whom I gather should have helped? I could go on, it's all damming

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Sharon - posted on 01/29/2012

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They live in Manchester England. There is a whole lot that should be helping but they are being let down by the whole group of services which is probably down to money! it's trying to find somebody who may have gone to a solicitor or higher who has been successful

Iva - posted on 01/28/2012

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You probably haven't received any responses because there aren't a whole lot of answers. Unfortunately a lot of it depends on where you live. In southern California we have Regional Services that helps. School dictricts are responsible till the students turn 22. There are many private agencies that are great too. So let's start there, where does your nephew reside?

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