Practical Resources for Parents of Young Adults with Disabilities

It isn’t always easy to find helpful and accurate information for parents of children and young adults with disabilities. A contact provided the following resources in addition to her Blog wondermoms.org.

About the Wondermoms Blog:

One of the first things you learn as a “special needs parent” is that other families who have traveled this path ahead of you are your best sources of wisdom and support. Once you stop reeling from shock, get your bearings and figure out a thing or two, then you get to pay it forward.

Wonder Moms is a project by three moms to share real talk, helpful information, and practical advice with parents of kids who have intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, language and speech delays, deafness, chronic illness, and traumatic brain injury.

Our children have different diagnoses and different challenges, but like a recent book and movie noted, they are wonders. They amaze us every day. We don’t pretend to have all the answers, but among our three families, there aren’t many issues we haven’t faced!

She sent her recommendations along with the following statement:

It’s been surprisingly hard to find practical resources for parents of young adults who aren’t likely to be able to live independently! But after a lot of digging, I discovered a few really good ones. I wanted to share them with you in case you want to add them to your site:

Renters Rights for People with Disabilities
Managing Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood
Guide to Remodeling a Home for Adults with Special Needs
Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City?
Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs

We know these things to be true when parenting a child, or caring for adults, or being an adult with disabilities.