A common theme voiced from parents in our discussions centered around finding safe ways to stretch when transitioning into adulthood and increasing autonomy.
What can we start doing now, at home to prepare our adolescent or young adult for independence? This is a question I am frequently asked by parents and supportive parties who have a neurodiverse adolescent or adult living at home.
At CA we believe our community is best served when disability service providers collaborate to address the services gaps and needs for community members. We devote time and resources to this collaborative effort through daily outreach to community partners, virtual information sessions,
Similar to resolution setting, CA Adult Programs’ counselors and clients work together to set goals (“resolutions” if you will) on a consistent basis while working towards increasing adulthood autonomy. We are pros at supporting of our clients in progressing towards their long-term goals.
We all want our young adults to be “successfully independent” as they launch into adulthood. CA is serious about helping the adults we serve to achieve their goals while doing so.
In working with many families to support adolescents and young adults with autism in reaching their desired level of independence or living situation, Sarah Sheppard, CA’s Manager of Adult Programs shares some common concerns and FAQ’s.
Is college an option for my child with autism? Often, the answer is yes, your child with autism can go to college. Whether they are looking at a two-year associate’s program or a four-year bachelor’s program, or even a trade school for vocational training, there are many options. And, they can be successful, though they may need some supports.