1. Mia
    October 29, 2018 @ 1:49 pm

    Another great post, thank you. You may empty nest someday. Anything is possible; I’m seeing young adults in my ASD community doing things and creating homes and communities and lives that they love and are sometimes at mom and dad’s, and sometimes away from home. And sometimes this is happening at age 22, and sometimes at 32 or 42. Don’t book your Viking River Cruise, yet, but keep the brochure.


  2. Lindsay Wilhite
    October 29, 2018 @ 10:38 pm

    This was beautiful. Thank you.


  3. Janelle Olivarez
    October 30, 2018 @ 1:07 am

    Don’t forget you are a family. Sometimes surprises happen. My autistic son lives with his sister and her husband. The same sister that left town for college to get away from him! She is something of an autism specialist now, for real, for money! (She has a psychology degree and works as a one-on-one aid in an alternative school.) They live in the city an hour away so my son can use public transportation. He took 8 years to finish college and is currently unemployed, but he gets disability and food stamps. They all watch out for each other and he helps pay rent so they can have a bigger space. I never would have predicted this at all, but they’ve been doing it for over 5 years! The child still at home is 24 and working through a chronic depression/bipolar issue. That one surprised me as well. You never know.


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