A Family Guide to Residential Planning for Adults With DisabilitiesBook - 2013
Mothers and fathers of children with special needs often report that "Letting go was the hardest thing I ever did". But finding the right residential situation for an adult son or daughter with an intellectual disability does not have to be overwhelming. In this one-stop, practical guide, authors Krouk-Gordon and Jackins share decades of combined experience counselling families on housing options and preparing themselves and their children for a new living arrangement. Though there is no "one-size fits all" solution to housing, this book presents many of the universal questions and considerations most families should face. The authors' step-by-step strategies allow parents to begin to deal with important issues before they actually have to put plans in place. Key topics include: Importance of planning early; Residential models; IY or hire an agency?; Costs & funding of different options; Hiring staff; Group living issues; Legal ownership. This authoritative and empathetic guide goes a long way to easing families' anxieties about the entire process of residential planning, as well as monitoring an adult child's well-being once she has moved out. Parents (and professionals) can use this guide (including dozens of checklists and forms) to make educated, strategic decisions and realise the housing situation that's best for their child and family.
Publisher: Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xiv, 225 p. : ill. ; 28 cm