As parents and carers of pupils with very specific special needs the thought of transitioning into adulthood can be daunting and an uphill battle.
Recently Christy, parent to a non-verbal special needs son, made contact with the school after seeing our web page. She has done a lot of research on this topic and has offered some helpful links.
Here is what Christy had to say: “Hi there, Thank you for all the work you do to help those in the special needs community. I’m Christy, mom to a special needs kiddo and one of the owners of wondermoms.org. Recently I’ve been helping others locally by researching issues around the transition to adulthood. I know my own child will absolutely NOT be ready to go off on his own at 18. He’s 6 and still nonverbal. I saw your page and thought I’d share some of the resources I came across in the hopes they would help more people since this is such a difficult topic”
Managing Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood
Transition to Adulthood: Home Remodeling for Young Adults with Special Needs
Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City?
Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs