I am so frustrate, overwhelm and tired........ I take care of my special needs brother. We live in New Jersey and he lives with me. I attend doctor visit, and also SSI meeting. Here is little background on me and my brother.
My brother and I are from St. Croix U.S. Virgin Island. At a earlier age he was diagnosis with ADHD but in my opinion I feel like he was not properly diagnosis. St.Croix is a territory of United States there are a few programs that will help children with special needs. The programs that in St. Croix are did not cater to my brother.
So moving forward to 2012 my brother has a speech problem and he is adult with child like mind....... My sister who has concern for him felt since he arrive in new jersey there is no progress. I was so mad when I finish conversation with her on phone I ranted like a lunatic. If my sister felt that way since she is stressing her concern why don't you give me more help than give me list of doctors that can not help him............ Yes he is overweight, yes he has low self esteem etc Since she got her master in special education she received a recommendation from speech therapy friend which was a dead end. She offer to help my brother if we could not get the help on speech therapy she would offer to help him one on one by reading the newspaper.
She complains I live to far and I asked her why she can do it next week weekend. She might has plan. bullS*T
I am sorry I need to vent. I feel like when I do try to get help in jersey city NJ I get I am sorry we only help children or stroke patient for speech therapy.............. In my perfect world I wish there was place especially for adult where I can get help instead of number, to fill out lots of paper work, and get a disinterest counselor who looks tired and underpaid.