Here some suggested organisations that offer expert advice on SN.

HRM for ASD/severe LD

(7 Posts)
Coffeemachine Wed 03-Feb-16 15:41:52

what kind of evidence did you have. We get currently LR mob but do need HRM. DD is 8 with severe ASD/LD. .I know I have to go down the route of mental impairment just not quiet sure how.

zzzzz Wed 03-Feb-16 16:59:57

Don't know but a blue badge would be a life changer for us so watching with interest.

Coffeemachine Wed 03-Feb-16 17:06:18

We tried BB but our LA doesn't give them for LD and ASD anymore. only for 'physical' difficulties. lost appeal. HRM is the only route for us now and we do really and desperatly need one.

zzzzz Wed 03-Feb-16 17:26:16

Yes it's mad. I don't know the answer. I wonder if NAS might gather a group of people with the same issue and try to challenge?

Fairylea Wed 03-Feb-16 20:42:29

I would have a look on the contact a family website, they have a whole section on claiming hrm for learning disabilities (asd is included in this section). You need to be on high rate care to claim under smi (severe mental impairment) rules and there are other criteria that they specify they need to meet (diagnosis of asd or severe development delay, dangerous and extreme behaviour, constant supervision, use of restraint when out and about etc etc).

Fairylea Wed 03-Feb-16 20:42:56

www.cafamily.org.uk/media/379407/dla_for_children_with_learning_difficulties.pdf

Coffeemachine Wed 03-Feb-16 22:41:59

thanks fairy

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