Moving Out

Moving Out

A Family Guide to Residential Planning for Adults With Disabilities

Book - 2013
Average Rating:
Rate this:
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
ISBN: 9781606130216
Characteristics: xiv, 225 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Jackins, Barbara D.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at CALS

To Top