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Part 24 of the DLA form - I am struggling to understand.

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AVoidkaTheKillerZombies Mon 24-Oct-11 10:29:52

Having to do DS's renewal form and I have done most of it following the Cerebra guide and one from our local support group.

But I am struggling with part 24 - help the child needs when they go out during the day or in the evening, and then it ask for 4 examples.

I dont understand what they are asking me. I feel really thick not to get it blush

Can some one explain it in simple language.

EllenJaneisnotmyname Mon 24-Oct-11 10:37:21

I think it's aimed at after school activities like Cubs, scouts, swimming lessons, youth clubs. You can say what they do do, and what they could do if they had the appropriate support. That's what I did. Scouts has been fantastic with my DS, very inclusive and positive, but a 1:1 would help. Swimming is a life skill IMO and individual lessons are sometimes the only option. All this costs money that your DLA could be spent on. Depends on the age of your child really.

AVoidkaTheKillerZombies Mon 24-Oct-11 10:41:02

DS doesnt do any of those things as he is only 4.

He has a 1-2-1 at school, does that count?

starfishmummy Mon 24-Oct-11 11:27:38

Just say the things he does or would like to do - so for instance going to a friends house, the cinema, play schemes etc. Then state what you have to do for him that is different to parents of other kids his age in order to do that - so before you go you may have to change pads, help him to the loo, help him put on outdoor clothes etc. Does he need more help on the way such as having to go in a wheelchair or buggy, needing one to one because of no sense of danger; can you drop him off at the activity or does he need a higher level.of supervision than there will be (and if so say why), does there need to be someone to do toilsting etc. Does he need extra supervision as no sense of danger, extra reassurance in crowds or strange places...


EllenJaneisnotmyname Mon 24-Oct-11 12:44:04

Birthday parties, days out at a playbarn, farm park, normal trip to the park? What do you need to do extra to a NT child? Lots, I bet, or you may even avoid it altogether due to difficulties. Close supervision, showing him how to play, encouraging interaction, explaining (or trying to explain) social rules like the dreaded queuing. I'm sure you'll think of plenty when you put your mind to it.

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Mon 24-Oct-11 12:48:51

what star and ellen said, could be anything he does, like going to the supermarket etc, it's a chance to repeat a lot of what you've already said on the form earlier, help with communication, to interact, extra supervision when out etc, you'll have probably written it all already you just need to make it specific to a situation/activity.

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