Making decisions for a grown up child with a disability is complicated. This document will help you answer the following questions:Who’s in charge of key life decisions.Whether your adult child is eligible for government support.What kind of jobs and day support programs are available.Which recreational activities are best.How he or she will get around.Where they’ll live.Even if your child won’t graduate from the school system until age 22, several steps must be taken by the time your child reaches age 18. Read through this document and watch for items marked “ASAP” for steps to take right away. Or read through the “Checklist for Parents” for decisions to be made beginning at age 12.
Submitted by Stephanie Sampson (Available thru Arc of Northern VA)