Why am I doing this?

Repeatedly, as I have been talking to parents, caregivers, and others who love someone with autism, I have heard that there is no good place for adults with autism in Georgia. Parents are afraid to die, for fear that their children will end up in this "no good place". Where do children with autism go when they grow up?

As the parent of an autistic teen, I want to explore the options for adult living arrangements for those with developmental disabilities.

Please feel free to contact me by email if you would like to weigh in on this subject.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Georgia Transition Conference

I attended the Georgia Transition Conference at Mercer University and met some great people.     There were parents of children with developmental disabilities, and many of them had grave concerns about the futures of their children.   

I met an attorney who helps families with estate planning for their loved ones with autism, as well as a representative from MetLife, who helps with financial planning as well.  Both of them seem to be very compassionate and invested in helping families affected by autism. 

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