Hi to all, I'm new here and this is my first post. My 17 year old son has Aspergers and Dyspraxia and at aged 6 I was awarded Dla for him. He's been studying at college for the last two years. I'm not well myself with fibromyalgia, low cortisol levels which means I have to take steroids on a daily basis, and I have quite severe depression. My son leaves college next month and I've just found out that I will lose £169 a week. £20 of this is child benefit which I expected when he turns 18 but £149 I'm in disbelief how this can be justified and I'm very depressed about the future and how I'm going to cope. At present I give my son £50 a week to spend. I certainly won't be able to do that nor a lot of things. Has anyone been in this position? Although my son may be able to get a job at interview stage I worry about him keeping one due to lack of social skills. I just don't know how I'll be able to cope with basic living let alone anything else. So any other parents that have been in this position I'd like to hear how you coped with it. Thanks
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