We understand that there can be a lot of difficulty when having a child with a disability. It requires help, and we would like to provide you with that. Below are some resources we would like to alleviate some of that difficulty.
This article by Just Great Lawyers focuses on the independence and freedom for people with disabilities that are ready to move out of the family home. It includes options for various living arrangements and information about Acts that protect against discrimination of your child when finding housing, should your child decide to live on their own. You can also find stories of adults with disabilities who live independently, and advice for parents who are in the position to let their child with a disability live on their own.
The transition into adulthood can be difficult for anybody, and especially difficult for children with physical disabilities. Between the ages 14 and 25, there are 5 interconnected types of transitions this article by My Child Without Limits focuses on: financial support, legal and healthcare decision making, education to vocational training, health insurance coverage, and housing.
Easterseals is a great resource for employment and job training for people with disabilities. They will help identify job skills and get people started for the job seeking journey.
Big Rentz provides a guide to remodel the home so that it can be accessible and comfortable. The guide includes advice on things to keep in mind when remodeling, such as your child’s disability and what needs they have, and types of rooms and furniture to include.
This article from Your Storage Finder provides a checklist to refer to when considering living in a city that meets the needs of someone with a physical disability. It expands on the financial considerations, employment options, education opportunities, health care and assistance services, quality of life, and transportation and accessibility needs.
Vocational Training HQ provides information on Training Programs for the disabled in 2018. It discusses the benefits of Vocational Training and explains what to look for when enrolling into a program, and then includes information about such Training Centers and programs they offer.
Home Advisor has created an article that includes DIY activities to create an accessible, safe, and still fun sanctuary for children with special needs. We understand that there are many benefits of being in the outdoors and that it is a big part of being a child, so this resource may be one to consider when looking for ways to get your child outside in a safe environment.