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Father of son with autism( South Louisiana)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Dano3578, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Dano3578

    Dano3578 New Member

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    Hello all,
    Father of 8 year old son with severe autism. Family is really struggling and I am pulling out all the stops. Much support and information greatly appreciated.

    God bless
    Daniel B.
     
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    Isadoorian Well Known Chat Member, Welcomer of Newcomers V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to the Forums! I hope you make new friends and enjoy your stay in the process! :)
     
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    Autistamatic He's just this guy, you know? V.I.P Member

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    Hi @Dano3578 and welcome.

    There are a few parents of kids with high support needs in this community (some of whom are autistic themselves) but there are far more autistic adults contributing. Are you open to insight from autistic adults who will have been through many of the same experiences as your son and come out the other side?
     
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    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Hi Daniel

    welcome to af.png
     
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    Mia Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to the forum Daniel. Hope we can help.
     
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    Major Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to the forums! I also have a son who is severely autistic. If you have any questions feel free to reply or shoot me a message.
     
  8. Dano3578

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    Thank y’all so very much for the warm welcome. I am as open minded as can be. We are sick and tired of seeing him struggle.
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to Autism Forums !
     
  11. oregano

    oregano is on I-5 btwn Calif and Jefferson

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    @Dano3578, feel free to post in the Help and Support forum. As noted, most of us here are autistic too, mostly adults, and we are happy to give you advice. Sadly, impoverished areas of the USA like Louisiana suffer from an almost total lack of "professionals" who actually know what they're doing. I hate to say this, but many times families have to move to a different city to find the help they deserve. In Louisiana family roots go back many generations, and moving elsewhere is unthinkable, but it's an option you may have to consider. We here have valuable insights, but at the end we are not medical professionals. America's profit driven healthcare system means that the most talented doctors cluster in the biggest cities where they can earn the most.
     
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    Dano3578 New Member

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    Thank you Oregano
    You hit the nail on the head. We’ve traveled to the bigger cities in Louisiana seeking help with no avail. We’ve even considered moving. After just buying a house I don’t see that happening in the near future.