No kid dreams of going to a day program when they grow up.
So why do we think a day program is the only option for adults with developmental disabilities?
There are better ordinary options for your loved one!
Spencer and his mom Elaine joined me in this conversation to share how they went from butting heads with each other to collaboratively creating an Awesome Ordinary Life for Spencer.
You might agree with me, or you might disagree with me. Still, you must consider the truth of the living environment and experience of the person when we group people with disabilities and force them to live together.
Alina, the mother of 17-year-old Juliana, joined me to talk about their experience of going from complete dependence on Mom to Juliana growing her capability and independence.
In this video, I share why paid supporters acting a the friend is harmful, what you can do to stop the harm, and how you can redirect that paid supporter to be a bridge to real friendships.