Many parents can be worried about their children regarding: suspected autism, behavioural problems and learning difficulty / disability. It is easy to become very anxious re their children and frustrated in waiting for the school to carry out their assessment, which can take up to a year. During this time parents still require help and support for their children and themselves to help with situations at home and for general advice.
We have collected some useful resources here that may help families and provide extra support here.
Please remember to ensure you have full access to your GP electronic health records and that of your loved one so that you can ensure you have the correct diagnosis including what disabilities their may be so that you can share this with others if and when you need them. Your GP can help if you are unsure what to do. Being able to easily book appointments, order prescriptions, send secure messages and access your electronic health record as a patient or as a carer will make life easier for you. (71% of all our patients with Learning Disability already have full access to their records). You can also refer to this webpage to keep yourself up-to-date with the latest information as well. Please inform us if you find other resources that may have helped you too so that we can add to this list as well for the benefit of others. Scroll down to the bottom to learn more about the Special Parent!
Remember to register as a Carer if you care for a child with special needs. Please ask at reception or speak to a doctor or nurse to find out more. You can learn more here. See what Trevor Clower has to say as the carer for his own son.