Stories for parents
Work is for EVERYBODY
Don’t feel that work is only for the more able people on the spectrum. Many people with high support needs get a lot out of supported work, and out of volunteering. Work can be for everybody.
Worries as the new stage looms
I think this is one of the biggest fears for families, will my child ever find a job that means something to them?
If my son was happy and fulfilled in a job, I really wouldn’t care what it was.
It just seems a really long road to getting there… and I’ve heard too many sad stories.
For me as a mum, I guess I need to do what we’ve always done as my son has grown older, in all the new situations:
1. Find the people who can help
2. Choose the helpers wisely, they need to be people who will empower him
3. Be very patient and take things one day at a time
4. Work in tiny steps towards increasing independence