Postby helenswan1977 » Mon Feb 13, 2023 10:24 pm
Hi all, my eldest son (18 and doing A levels in local comp) has recently been diagnosed with ASD and over the last couple of years has become increasingly depressed, withdrawn and non communicative. He is a deeply empathic, intelligent and lovely boy and its just awful to see him struggling so much. I am very lucky to have BUPA cover but am really struggling to find a therapist - its so difficult to know where to start and I don't want him to be put off by talking to the wrong person (this has happened once already). Can anyone out there recommend any therapists / psychologists and has anyone else been through this experience? I'm feeling pretty out of my depth. 2 of my other sons are also likely ASD / ADHD (I have recently had an ADHD diagnosis too) as are my mother and 3 siblings - but we were all later diagnosed and have had so many struggles in life that I'm desperate to stop the same happening to my sons.
Would be very grateful for any advice or help. Thank you