Fredericksburg Parent

April 2018

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 15 of 35

16 Fredericksburg Parent and Family • April 2018 Autistic Child's WRITTEN BY BRANDY CENTOLANZA Parents of a child on the autism spectrum may have concerns about what life may be like once their child becomes an adult. Preparation and seeking out available resources are key. Kim Lett, program coordinator and deputy director of the disAbility Resource Center in Fredericksburg, has a 30-year-old autistic son. She fretted for his future as he began transitioning from school eight years ago. Lett's worries included what skills her son would need to care for himself as well as who would assist him with what he isn't able to do on his own; when and how he would find employment or what he would do if he doesn't find work in addition to how he would support himself financially; where he would live; and if he would have a support system beyond his family. "These are fears of any parent of a child with a significant disability," Lett says. Preparing for Your ADULT LIFE Area resources and support groups help parents embrace the future Preparation and seeking out available resources are key.

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Fredericksburg Parent - April 2018