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Tag: autistic teen transitioning to adulthood

Transition Check-In: The Keys to Supported Independence

Transition Check-In: The Keys to Supported Independence

If I had written this post just one week ago, it would have been titled “Transition Check-In: The Waiting Game,” because that’s where we were, where we have been, where we thought we would be for at least year two years, waiting for Nigel’s HUD […]

Transition Check-In: Limited Means

Transition Check-In: Limited Means

“I don’t like it when you say ‘special needs’ or ‘developmental disabilities’ about me.” “I’m sorry, I didn’t realize that.” “It makes me feel like I’m incapable of doing things.” “I’ll do my best not to use that terminology with you. What do you prefer […]

At the Threshold

At the Threshold

Tomorrow, Nigel and I are going to tour a local supported living facility that is a potential home for him in seven months. Now that he’s 18 and approved for adult services, he’s eligible. How did we get to this point? * There is a […]