There are some things about autism that are hard to live with.
It's all relative because, let's be honest, autism is hard to live with.
Let's talk paperwork.
We may supposedly now live in a paperless society,
but the memo (the irony) on that has never reached Children's Services.
Dealings with Children's Services happen at a glacial pace,
as I have mentioned previously, and because of that,
I now communicate with them by email or by hand.
I have an audit trail.
I no longer trust a telephone call.
I no longer trust Children's Services to be on top of things.
(An example of this is the time The Brainy One and I
were called to a meeting with the pediatrician beginning by asking what we wanted
and who then proceeded to read to us a letter about The Boy Child.
Not realising it was a letter that we had written.)
The downside is that I daren't recycle anything remotely
related to school placement or statement review or additional needs in general.
I also have a ton of paperwork relating to Speech & Language
and Occupational Therapy.
Storage for easy referral is becoming harder and harder to accommodate.