Please urge Walthamforest council to accept autism as a medical condition
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My daughter was diagnosed with autism at the tender age of 19 months old. She is now 4 years old. She’s about to start integrating into a specialist needs school. She cannot talk, is unable to use toilets, and cannot eat by herself. She is unaware of any dangers and falls constantly due to sensory difficulties. Imagine a life where trying to help your child who screams near about all day affects the quality of life for you and your family. I can’t imagine the suffering my daughter goes through unable to talk, communicate or make friends. Walthamforest council have not considered her autism to be a medical!. She has been awarded not 1point for her condition. She’s been receiving higher rate dla since her diagnosis. She needs constant care around the clock. Walthamforest have not taken into consideration any of her difficulties no matter how many letters that have been written by professionals who work around my daughter. As a mum and carer for my daughter life is not easy, but I have to keep fighting for the right of my disabled child. Help me get Walthamforest council to accept autism as a real medical condition and award points accordingly. Autistic children need routine, stability and lots of love. Without any doubt every day is a struggle for my autistic child. Don’t let Walthamforest turn their backs on disabled children. Help me in making them change how they look at autism. Without giving names I was told by people who work there they don’t see it as a medical! With your support we can change this.
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