I Have Autism-- What'll I Do Without You, Mom?
How to Prepare for When your Special Needs Child Outlives YouBook - 2014
How comforting would it be for you to know you can help your adult child live well after you are gone? I believe this knowledge would be a great relief to you--and that is why I wrote this book. When Brandon, my 40-year-old autistic son, said, "I don't know what I would do without you, Mom?" I knew I had to create a detailed written plan for his future. I have created a comprehensive, step-by-step plan and a personalized Instructional Care Manual for you to complete so that others can take care of and help your child live well. I will show you how to find the right people "to stand in for you" by creating a network of supportive individuals who can assist and be an advocate for your child. My Step-In Parenting Network program (SIPN) will help you identify potential "step-in parents" who can continue to love and care for your child when you no longer can.I've also included detailed chapters on independence because what you do today to help your children reach maximum independence will affect the quality of the rest of their lives. I wrote this book to inspire you to move forward, knowing that there are things you can do to ensure that your child is not alone or forgotten. By taking action now, you will feel as empowered and relieved as I have become. This book is your best opportunity to be heard and to help your adult child reach maximum independence and live the best life possible--while you are still here, and after you're gone.
Publisher: Sierra Madre, CA : Mountain Star Publishing, 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: 618.928 STARR
Characteristics: vii, 243 pages ; 26 cm