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Many families whose son or daughter is in year 8, 9 or 10 ask themselves, ‘when should the preparation for transitioning to post school employment start?’ Annette says that it’s never too early; no matter what stage you find yourselves in at this moment, preparation can begin. Annette shares the story of her son Jacob's successful transition and shares tips on how to make it happen for your son or daughter.
Perhaps the greatest fear expressed by families is the uncertainty about the future of their loved ones with disability when parents are no longer able to advocate and support them. Linda writes about her own experience and what she is doing now to make provisions for the future of her son.
Often families believe, or have been told, their son or daughter with disability will have to live in a group home. But there are other options. Linda shares the story of her son Jacob’s journey to a home of his own, where he decides who he lives with, who comes over, and where he is in charge of his life.