It's a Marathon

So when you were lucky enough to join the Special Needs Parent club did you notice that your membership card had no expiration date?  That's right - none.  I thought I should tell you that as the parent of a 21 year old - with SPECIAL NEEDS - the situation does not go away.  And once we are out on our own - away from the cloistered environment of the public schools - it is tough out there and no one is there to hold your hand.  It is one thing to have a cute little child in a wheelchair and an entirely different thing to have a hairy adult.

So my dear companions - the time to start planning for adulthood comes now!  However old your child is - start thinking, asking and planning. Your child has depended on you all these years and will continue to.

More Like This

Recent Posts by Marmuz

Comments

In order to comment on BlogHer.com, you'll need to be logged in. You'll be given the option to log in or create an account when you publish your comment. If you do not log in or create an account, your comment will not be displayed.