“Parenting Adult Special Needs” is a collection of daily blog posts chronicling our family’s process as our special needs daughter turned 21 and “aged out” of her school... More > system. It’s all here: our steps, missteps, failings, successes, emotional highs and lows, bureaucratic bumblings and staff saves. The posts that became this book were an outgrowth of my professional blogging as a couples psychotherapist and conversations with friends and colleagues. One, a journalist, proffered, “This is a story nobody is telling.” My hope is that by extending my hand to you and guiding you through the pages of our family’s journey, you will feel less alone; that perhaps something in the pattern of our footsteps will offer guidance in your family’s quest to find a safe and satisfying adulthood for your special needs child. With illustrations by our daughter and an extensive list of post-secondary and other resources for parents.
“A must-read for parents of special needs children nearing adulthood.” – Kirkus Reviews< Less