Parenting Adult Special Needs
The Blog: Parenting Adult Special Needs
"Jill is a wealth of experience. A treasure trove of knowledge. Witness"
Welcome. If you’re just discovering my blog and want to catch up to my series of daily posts about Parenting Adult Special Needs: One Day At A Time, this is the place to start. The series chronicles, from a parent’s perspective, our daughter’s transition as she aged out of her school system into the adult special needs phase of her life. Almost two years have passed since I began recording this process and with great satisfaction I can report that our daughter’s adult life is everything we have wished for her.
"Jill has navigated the waves of young adulthood searching for the optimal recreation, leisure and vocational life activities that could focus on her daughter’s talents. The balance of activities of daily living, community program participation and meaningful evening leisure options is a hard puzzle to put into action. Jill, passionately dives into and discovers roadblocks can be overcome. Masterfully creating meaningful life experiences and tackling structured living. Jill is an inspiration to all people who are involved in the special needs community. We are grateful to be included in this much-needed ocean of clever conversation, humor and dignity for all of our children with all of their abilities."
Cindy Freedman CTRS, OTR
Co-owner, Angelfish Therapy.com
“Jill Edelman has created a unique and inspiring resource for families of young adults with disabilities. Elegantly written as a series of daily posts, Jill chronicles the challenges and successes, disappointments and triumphs of her daughter’s first year in her own apartment. With honesty and humility she guides the reader through her daughter’s journey and her own journey as parent. One family’s experience accessing government benefits, working with adult agencies, looking for employment and exploring recreational pursuits will undoubtedly provide insight, encouragement and guidance to other families seeking a fulfilling life for their own adult child.”
Maureen B. Brenner
Maureen B. Brenner