Help Finley to live a fulfilled Life & recieve Therapies for Autism

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My son Finley is 8 years old & was diagnosed with High Functioning  Autism 4 years ago.Finley is a fun loving happy little boy who love minecraft, lego & grossery gang. He has a condition called Mega Rectum & is incontinent making him reliant  on nappies.  

He also has a condition called Tippy Toe Syndrome which is where his tendons are too tight and he has to have his feet casted flat every 6 months until the age of 21 & learning difficulties , he has some dysmorphic features which he needs genetic testing for and Sensory processing difficulties.  

Since the age of 6 he has been displaying the characteristics of a Psycological Demand Avoidance Profile and after numerous attempts of trying to get him reffered through the NHS system to get him diagnosed we had no success just doors shut in our face. 

We are hoping to get a Private PDA Assessment done at the Elizabeth Newson Centre in Kent, and also pay for treatments/interventions at The Caudwell Childrens International Centre in Staffordshire. 

Also we are hoping to be able to fund Autism ABA Therapy to help Finley with certain behaviours, like dressing, diet,communication and also help relieve his High Anxities.

This has caused numerous issues for Finley in mainstream school which has now resulted in him being removed from school full time as teachers were unable to meet his needs, he was also subjected to 4 years of bullying  & discrimination at school by his peers & teachers whilst in a mainstream school. 

This has resulted  in  him self harming and suffering high anxiety  and as a family we have to battle every day on our own to keep Finley calm and safe. Subsequently  the effects have been damaging  on his mental and his emotional  health  what he has endured at school. 
Finley struggles on a daily basis and having the correct diagnosis would help him and us to get him the help he needs and deserves to live a fulfilled life. For a private testing at the  Elizabeth Newson Centre is £3000 , unfortunately this is something as a family we are unable to reach target wise by ourselves since being thrown into the Universal Credit system which has had a damaging effect financially on us, cutting Finleys disability element substantially.  We have tried every avenue to try and get Finley diagnoised and unfortunately we have had no success. 

I have set up this campaign in aid of Finley in the hope that we can continue to Fund private assessments including a child physcologist to help Finley with his future.Early interventions are Key and Finley needs alot of support.

I am currently looking at starting other avenues of fundraising  events to reach this goal also but i cannot do things like run a marathon etc as i am disabled myself with fibromyalgia, 3 herniated discs, a piched S1 nerve , CFS, non epileptic seizures,  and my mobility is extremely limited, so im looking to do things like cake sales etc in aid of Finley.I truely hope you can help in anyway you whether thats by sharing our link or by being a donor we really do appreciate your support. 

We would like to  thank you for taking the time to read our story & really do hope you can help us in any way you can thank you once again.

Lots of love Lisa xxx

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