If you build it, we will come.
As my child, and we, get older, I’ve been thinking a lot about our living arrangement in the future. I wrestle with wanting her to live with us forever but knowing we won’t live forever. I see and feel the cumulative effect that years of care-giving, including regular, significant sleep deprivation, has had on us. I know that it would be good for her and us to have some separation, some distance, in the same way our son, who is going off to college in the Fall, will have.
In a perfect world, there would be many options from which a family could choose. But what I see “out there in the community” now is far from perfect with very few options available for a large group of soon-to-be young adults with autism. Read full post »