Family Consultation

A Caring Approach

I begin by identifying my clients and families current status of services and support. I learn about their hopes and dreams, strengths, and limitations. I work collaboratively with families to identify their goals and guide them through important decisions and plans for the future. We identify a course of action that will lead to reaching the next important milestone.

For the Young Adult in Transition

For young adults with special needs and their family, this time can be particularly difficult because federally mandated educational support ends at age 22 and then services are primarily accessed through the Regional Centers. Many families comment that it is like starting all over! Support can help navigate the array of resources and coordinate services during transition to ensure that valuable time is not wasted and services are in place.

For Other Transitions

Life is full of transitions: moving, looking for and beginning a career, accessing education, changing services needs, and many others. Many families benefit from additional support and linkage during those times.

Support in identifying and accessing resources:

In the home:

  • Effective parenting skills
  • Parenting adults with special needs
  • Balancing support with boundaries
  • Issues include:
    • Struggles with hygiene
    • Fostering independence and responsibility
    • School and work choices
    • Independent living choices
    • School choices
In the schools:
  • Inclusion programs
  • Program development

If you would like more support during a transition time, I invite you to a free 30-minute phone consultation to discuss your family’s needs and how I can help you through this process.