Finding good supports and services for the young 18-30 year old’s after they leave the school system is hit and miss. Here in California our supports are being cut left, right and center.
While I work making films in autism and other disabilities and work with my son and others in the arts to support and encourage the development of social and life skills, it’s not always so easy to work with my own son.
I find I have to let go and have others do this (for the most part) in order to help him maintain his sense of self and not feel babied by me. He responds (as an adult) much better to outside supports.
He does respond well to my suggestions when I don’t get too close to “s”mothering him.
Any other professional / parents out there who experience the same issues?