As special education attorneys, we have helped dozens of parents navigate their child’s transition to adulthood. The transition is stressful. Parents must not only identify and arrange community supports but also make sure their child has the skills necessary for independent living. Thankfully, there are a slew of resources designed to help families with transition. WonderMoms, a “project by three moms to share real talk, helpful information, and practical advice with parents of kids who have” disabilities, recently shared some with us:
- Renters’ Rights and Housing Assistance for People with Disabilities: A comprehensive guide on housing for persons with disabilities.
- Managing Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood: The basics on financial decision-making, healthcare, and vocational training.
- Transition to Adulthood: Home Remodeling for Young Adults with Special Needs: Information to help you secure an accessible home for your child.
- Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City?: A guide designed to help you and your child choose a city that meets her needs.
- Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs: A great resource for identifying an appropriate vocational program for your child.
Thank you WonderMoms for these great resources. And more importantly, thank you for all the work you do for families!