Is there a plan for how your relative or adult child with special needs will transition into living on their own? I have a 23 year old brother who is mentally challenged and he has the mind of a 15 year old but everything else is normal. Anyways, all he does is sit at home on the computer all day. He wants to get a job and desperately wants to learn how to drive but my parents shelter him too much and refuses for him to work because the feel like some companies take advantage of mentally challenged people. I just wanted to know how your loved one transitioned to becoming more independent, possibly living on their own. Isn't that the goal or are mentally challenged people supposed to forever be cared for like a child.
on Nov. 22, 2012 at 12:54 PM