Parenting an Adult with Disabilities or Special Needs

Everything You Need to Know to Plan for and Protect Your Child's Future

 Parenting an Adult with Disabilities or Special Needs

Author: Peggy Lou Morgan
Pub Date: January 2009
Print Edition: $17.95
Print ISBN: 9780814409916
Page Count: 224
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814410295

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Overview

Letting go is never easy. Here's how to prepare your adult child for a happy, healthy life in the real world.

Every parent of a child with disabilities knows just how overwhelming and frustrating it can be. When these children enter adulthood, the difficulties can become even greater. Many parents are tempted to keep their children at home, believing that they will be safer and happier under their care. But adults with special needs deserve the same chance at a happy life as everyone else. As the mother of an adult child with disabilities, Peggy Lou Morgan has years of experience dealing with the challenges these adults face every day. She believes that the most loving thing parents can do for their children is to prepare them to leave home in a way that works best for them. In Parenting an Adult with Disabilities or Special Needs, she gives parents invaluable advice on:

teaching their adult child to be a self-advocate • helping their child cope with relationships • helping their child find a good vocational program • finding an apartment and a roommate • understanding government programs that can help their children while they become more independent

Compassionate and thorough, this guide will help readers to ensure that their children leave the nest with confidence and joy.

About the Author

Peggy Lou Morgan (LaPine, OR) has worked with the disabled for nearly 35 years, including more than 10 years setting up services and placements for her clients. Morgan adopted a multiply disabled child 20 years ago and is the author of Parenting Your Complex Child (978-0-8144-7316-0).

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