Becoming an adult is more than being physically mature. It typically comes with greater independence and responsibilities. For adults with disabilities, they often require resources to help them successfully navigate a complex world and its challenges. In this article, we’ll look at ways people with disabilities can prepare for a fulfilling life as an adult.
Making the transition from youth to adult
To make the successful move into adulthood, it helps to know what will be expected and how to meet those expectations. By learning some of those skills now, your child will be prepared for taking on new tasks, and you will be by their side to provide support. To guide you along this journey, the PACER Center has created a helpful sheet called “Ten Tips That May Help Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood.” A few of its recommendations that caught our eye include:
The Social Security Administration has a page of resources to help young people transition to adulthood. It includes many resources for those with disabilities. You’ll find links to information on:
Living as an adult with disabilities.
Adults with disabilities may need assistance with finding a place to live, getting a job, and learning how to live independently. The sources below address each of these issues:
Find Florida’s Vocational Rehabilitation services at www.rehabworks.org. They will help you learn about your employment options and find a better job than you currently have.
Learn more about these and related programs at FND’s information hub for adult services.
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