Relationship Rescue: Aging out of School
Question: There have many situations where I have clients approach me with the very important questions of “Aging out of school and where do we go from here”? This is one of the most difficult decisions for a “special needs” parent to be in.
Answer: I can remember when I had to question myself as I put my 2 twins on 3 waiting lists when they were 8 years old. The social worker on the other end of the phone who was asking me questions, kept reassuring me that it was our duty to make sure that they were taken care of when we couldn’t do it any longer. She pointed out that my training assisted me in coming to the realization that this would be the right thing to do.
However, it was not all that easy for my husband to get accustomed to. He balked at first and felt as if we were “dumping” them on someone else eventually. He came to see the importance of having them placed in a community which would be an asset for them, and that they needed to feel a part of something that they could relate to.
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