More support for autistic adults

More support for autistic adults

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Aura Todd started this petition

Many people with Asperger's fall between the cracks, and here is why we find getting any support is 'non existent!'  Autism is neither a learning disability, nor a mental health problem. This has led to autistic adults falling between the two services: 

Learning disability teams refuse to become involved where someone’s IQ is too high – it needs to be below 69 to qualify for a service – while mental health teams turn these individuals away because they don’t fulfil their 'criteria' either!

Some people with autism will have an accompanying learning disability, or mental health problem, which may qualify them for a service. Although this will generally be for the accompanying disability, and not for the problems associated with autism. As a result, many adults are left to cope alone.  This includes women who tend to mask their autism more then men, do you not agree with me ladies?

Are we in the 21st century, or the 12th!

Many Asperger's people are badly bullied at school because we are classed as 'different', and written off by teachers as a troublemaker!  Some (not all) people know little about autism, and there is no active support. some of these so called experts claim to know, but some just haven't a clue. A lot of the time we don’t tick any of their boxes.

Professionals can’t understand that some of us can’t cook a meal, but could write a report on the Russian revolution,

This is a sad way of the world that many autistic adults are living in, and I am so determined to change that.

I will not be silenced and told what to do

So my first step is to write a letter to the health secretary and show him this petition alongside it.

If this petition is successful, then the health authorities will have to sit up and listen to us.

We we could change the face of Autism forever for future autistic and Asperger's people, as Maria Pankhurst of the suffragettes said

'Deeds, not words'.

Lets get out there and fight for our rights.  

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

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