"Lack of Support for Autistic Son "
Posted by nohope (as ),
In desperation I contacted Midlands Psychology and left two messages for the Consultant Clinical Psychologist to contact me as a matter of urgency. Despite knowing that my message had been received I did not receive a call. Also in desperation I saw my GP. Upon entering the room he said that I didn't look well and asked me what happened and had I just had a Baby! ! Despite the fact that I'm nearly 50 and he has never seen me 'with child' (small clue) I knew I was clutching at straws. I explained that no-one will help me and I'm desperate and I don't know where to turn.
He asked me who I was taking about. I told him my 9 year old son (which I had told the receptionist, who said she would make a note, another missed clue). He said he couldn't help me because my son was school age and it was all handled in the 'community' and that the service was struggling and not very good and not to hold out much expectation. What on earth gave him the idea I had any at this stage? He admitted he didn't know anything about Autism and couldn't prescribe anything if he did and that he has been told that he is not to make any referrals either. He did say, he would ask his Receptionist to Contact Midlands Psychology. I wished him good luck with that one as they have ignored me all day despite knowing my distress.
He told me to stop crying as it wasn't helping anyone, least of all him who looked extremely uncomfortable at having to witness it. He said my son relied on me and there wasn't anyone else so to pull myself together.
Needless to say, I'm also looking for another GP.