Growing and achieving doesn’t end at age 21. Education, relationships, and career milestones continue throughout life. Whether living in the family home or independently, the ultimate goal is for individuals to be able to live the life they want. In thinking about these early and middle adult years, help your family member set goals that continue to build on their strengths, interests, and abilities.
A medical power of attorney (or healthcare proxy) allows you to appoint a person you trust as your healthcare agent (or surrogate decision maker), who is authorized to make medical decisions on your behalf. This website allows you to download (pdf file) your state's advance directive.
A self-directed questionnaire for every stage of life. For adulthood: "What does it take to live as independently as possible? Are you making decisions about where you want to live, work and have fun?"
The wallet card is a tool to be used by a teenager or an adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or intellectual disabilities. Visit us to see how to apply for and use a card, when to use it, and tips on how to safely interact with law enforcement and first responders.
With some thoughtful modifications, it’s possible to turn your home into a multigenerational space that provides adult children the opportunity to do more for themselves, while keeping them under the same roof.