That is what my daughter may be facing.
As I wrote previously here, here, here and here, it is impossible to say who is at fault, but clearly there is a lack of interest in this area and no adequate planning for school leavers with disabilities and special needs.
The letter from the Irish Health Service said it all:
The organisations "are continuing to work closely together to provide whatever service is feasible in the short term and are developing a medium term plan in relation to premises and providing a 5 day service."
Apparently medium term can mean anything from one to five years.
I am exploring other options, including begging for an extra year in school and taking control of my daughter's services myself, but neither are straightforward, as both the school and other services are full too.
So it is possible that I will have two teenagers with very different needs at home full time from the end of June, for the foreseeable future and with very little help. And I have asked for more. I do not think that this situation will be good for any of us.
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