Who Will Care For My Adult Child?
When you have a child with a severe disability the question that keeps you up at night is “Who will care for my child when I am no longer able to care for him?” There is never a time when that concern fades. In fact, as your child gets older and as you do, the question becomes more and more critical.
As parents, you know that it is unlikely that anyone will advocate as strongly for your child as you do. In fact, if you have other children, you want them to be involved but not to have to dedicate their entire lives to the care of their disabled sibling. Parents want their other children to have full and happy lives while taking an important role in the care of their brother or sister. If yours is an only child, the future is even more frightening.
Autism Wellbeing is dedicated to helping families prepare for the time when they are not here to care and advocate for their severely disabled adult children. Autism Wellbeing is a 501 ( c ) 3 organization focused on supporting families and professional caregivers for Adults with Comorbid Severe Behavior Disorders.
How we provide support…
- Focused on supporting families and caregivers in self-directed programs.
- Providing support in establishing a self -directed program, including life and goal planning, administration of payroll, scheduling, policy development, service advocacy, staff selection and other administrative processes.
- Creating transition plans and processes to ensure the sustainability of self-directed programs to provide the ongoing care and wellbeing of adult children when families are no longer able to manage effective programs.
- Develop specialized residential templates for individuals with severe and challenging behaviors to keep them, their staff and property safe and conducive to health and wellbeing.