This is more like a long tweet/status, than a post. Its me seeing if any of you lovely people out there have any suggestions......anything?!
I wrote my post yesterday (here).
My child simply won't go to school, he has autism, I know, but he won't go. He went Monday, without complaint. Not a murmur. He came out happy......then he woke up Tues and flat out said no.
I have mentioned on here the problems I am having physically, I can't grab him and force him. I also can't cope emotionally, I don't want to leave my child mid meltdown, in someone else's care!
I feel like a bad parent. I mean, how many news stories have you read about a parent that is being sentenced to actual prison time, simply because they can't get their child to school. Have you passed your own judgement on them? I know I have.
And yet here I am in that position. Nothing is working.
The pictures, the talking, the 'sticking to routine', None of it is working.
Another thing most parents don't realise when you have a child with this kind of 'disabilty', is the lack of support I get now he is in school. I do get support from them, but they don't see this side of my child. They didn't see him yesterday when he started hurting himself because we were trying to talk about him going to school. They don't see him growling at you instead of using words, because you've tried to talk to him.
What am I supposed to do? Who do I turn to for advice?
If you know the answer to anything I have written, please let me know.
There are loads of ways to contact me.