Jill is taking a break from her daily posts tonight and tomorrow night, so since it’s Rosh Hashanah and the start of a new year, we thought it was a great time to revisit the very first Parenting Adult Special Needs: One Day At A Time post from March 30, 2011.
Your Child Is Coming Back To A Town Near You — Or Maybe They Never Left: Our daughter is graduating this June from a special education boarding school and returning to her home state of Connecticut after five years living with peers in a dormitory setting where all needs were met: academic, social and vocational. Now at 21 years old, according to Connecticut’s state law (each state has its own “age out” number, some are 22), our local school system is no longer responsible for her educational and special needs, and by extension, nor is any other school setting. Instead, our daughter is now in the hands of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), SSI and other non-profit and governmental bodies…
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