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Why do you have to have a physical disabilities to get help with transport and not with mental health?

My son is ADHD and cant take him on public transport and because I lost my job (made redundant), cant affort to pay for mot repairs but, becasue his disability is mental no help, he as a social phobia and doesnt go out alone or on public transport, but no one care why?

Asked By: Mariex - 5/4/2011
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I don't know where you live, but here (in Dallas, TX), we have a transit system for the handicapped that does transport the mentally ill and developmentally delayed. The drivers are trained to deal with those disabilities. They are very kind to the people, they talk to them and reassure them, and help them get to... More
Answered By: Ann - 5/4/2011
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doesn't really sound fair, i take it you've asked professional advice, maybe there is someway you could get help with transport im not sure... More
Answered By: Karl - 5/4/2011
 
,the same reason as why more often than not, foreigners get preferential treatment over english citizen's. it"s down to our government the load of twat"s
Answered By: dragon - 5/4/2011
 
Did you say his disability was social phobia or ADHD? There is no reason a person with "simple" ADHD would need help with transportation, but in both the US and in England it has been my experience that you can can transportation support when an intellectual disability prevents a person from traveling alone. It maybe... More
Answered By: Teddy & Chiliswoman - 5/4/2011
 
In my area, the disabled transportation isn't free.. in fact, it is $8 round-trip even if you are just going 2 miles each way.... they don't treat physically disabled differently than mentally disabled... and it is still "group ride" with many people on the same bus/van and it might take 2 hours to go 10 miles because... More
Answered By: Gypsy - 5/4/2011
 
We have limited resources and mobility allowance is given only to people who are physically unable to get around. You need to get him through his fear of being out in public.
Answered By: Bing - 5/4/2011
 
ADHD... More
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Answered By: JMITW - 5/4/2011
 
Sorry, But I agree with Teddy Chilswomen. I have ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia and I manage to use the public transport fine WITHOUT help.
Answered By: Thumb me down all you want, I don't care! - 5/4/2011
 
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