KATIE Price has asked her fans to sign a petition to help parents secure care for their autistic children after they die.
The 42-year-old, who is mum to autistic son Harvey, 18, took to Instagram with the request to her 2.4million followers.
Katie is mum to autistic son HarveyCredit: Instagram
Former glamour model Katie re-posted the petition started by Anna Kennedy OBE – a mum of two autistic sons who set up her own school to meet her children’s educational needs.
The cause is close to the heart of the mum-of-five, who recently starred in documentary Harvey & Me as she looked for a suitable college to meet her son’s medical diagnoses.
Sharing the petition on her Instagram story, Katie encouraged her followers to “make a difference” by signing.
The petition details how the government is failing to provide “future care plans” for autistic children after their parents have passed away.
Katie encouraged her followers to support the causeCredit: Instagram
It comes after Katie featured in a documentary talking about Harvey’s future care
“The reality is, unless you are financially prepared and legally savvy, it is a postcode lottery,” the website explains of the process.
“No-one seems to want to take responsibility for it. Not enough work is being done to identify the vulnerable families. There is no safety net.”
Autism advocate Anna wrote it was a “constant source of worry” for parents that “stops them enjoying the now”.
It comes after Katie slammed celebrities with autistic children for “hiding them away” and “not showing” what they are really like.
Katie and Harvey starred in documentary Harvey & MeCredit: BBC
The star said she was determined to use her status to do good – and hopes disabled son Harvey will follow in her footsteps.
She told Grazia: “There are other celebrities with kids with autism and stuff, but you don’t really hear about it… there’s a lot of kids with disabilities and they hide away and don’t want to be seen out and don’t like people staring.
“But I’d like to be an ambassador with Harvey to show this and how good it is – it’s not a bad thing to have disabilities and hopefully people can learn.
“Being a celebrity sometimes you can achieve things that are good things – the documentary is one, making online abuse a criminal offence is another good thing.
Katie recently slammed celebrities for “hiding away” their autistic childrenCredit: w8media
“So as much as people knock me, they do have to give me credit. I’m not a bad person and I do try and do things for good as well.”
The house is directly opposite Katie’s own home so she is close at hand as Harvey gets used to being independent.
“This isn’t where we live this is where Harvey lives ready for his transitional move to college,” Katie explained.
Harvey recently moved into his own homeCredit: YouTube/Katie Price
“So this is quieter for him, he gets used to his own space and there’s obviously room if I stay here and we’re only over the road and he absolutely loves it.”
She also revealed how she put cameras in each room of the house so she can keep an eye on her beloved eldest son.
“There is someone here but we can keep an eye and talk to him through the cameras,” she explained.
During the brutally honest episode, Katie shared her heartbreak as she explained that Harvey will smash her house up due to his conditions.
The Sun revealed the pair will soon be back, as they begin filming on the next stages of Harvey’s journey as he starts residential college.