So you are thinking about or need to apply for Disability Living Allowance (DLA). It is a mammoth form and a very daunting task, no one wants to list out everything that their child struggles with on a government form.
When my son was first diagnosed as autistic we were told to apply for DLA, if I’m honest I was very uncomfortable with this. Why was I uncomfortable? Well I thought I was doing that same as most parents with young children and although some things are difficult to manage, your average toddler is particularly difficult at times. I now realise that this benefit is there to support people with additional needs.
In this post I will provide some information about DLA, including some advice in relation to completing the form for a child with autism and some general tips for completing the form.