Changes to Child Services, Parents input, Any suggestions?

Page 1 of 1 [ 2 posts ] 

Annmaria
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 9 Dec 2010
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Posts: 555
Location: Ireland

27 Jul 2011, 7:13 pm

I will elaborate about the meeting, tired last night.

Here in Ireland the area I live in they are planing on changing the whole child services for children with all special needs, disabilities, mental health etc. Parents and all specialist/professions attended the meeting.

I was able to give my input I requested that parents be represented by parents when drawing up the changes. That they need to be there from the beginning. To have a representive from the department of education so that schools will have to engage with parents and specialist and provide/comply for the childrens needs :D Hopefully all working together to cater for all the needs of these very special children at home/school etc.

What was propose was to cut waiting list, provide all services in one building so that the child is not referred on to different specialist and going around in a loop. Provide a team with specialists from all services and that the family will deal with permanently :D so that they dont have to repeat the story/situation/difficulties over and over to different specialist. Provide fully qualified and experienced specialist especially around ASD, they kept saying that its complex dx that is true but my experience is that they make it more complex by not listening to the family/child that has to live with it.

Lots of other issues were also covered, Anyone have any input about what other changes could be made, or if there services have made changes that worked really well I would love to hear, I will be keeping a close eye on how things are progressing and I will be able to email my comments and suggestions to the management that are making the changes.

Thanks

Annmaria


_________________
A mother/person looking for understanding!


Last edited by Annmaria on 28 Jul 2011, 4:48 pm, edited 3 times in total.

DW_a_mom
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 22 Feb 2008
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Posts: 11,115
Location: Northern California

28 Jul 2011, 2:05 am

:)


_________________
Mom to an amazing AS son, who recently graduated from the university (plus an also amazing non-AS daughter). Most likely part of the "Broader Autism Phenotype" (some traits).