Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dreading The Next - Revisited

I wrote a post last week titled "Dreading the Next." This past Saturday, an article and a video appeared in the New York Times titled "Autistic and Seeking a Place in an Adult World."

Though their disabilities are different, Justin, the subject of the NYT article, and Ashley face similar challenges in the future. And like Justin's parents, my struggles in helping to facilitate a good future for Ashley at times seem overwhelming.

This article does an excellent job of relating those challenges and struggles. It's a long article, very long, but worth every second of your time to read. There is also a video which shares a lot of Justin's story, but not as much as the article itself.

If you are the parent of a soon-to-be-adult with significant disabilities, I don't think you will regret taking some time to read Justin's story....

Autistic and Seeking a Place...

(article and picture courtesy of the New York Times)

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