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Share Your Knowledge, Information and Resources => Independent Living => Topic started by: NHU Community Friend on January 27, 2006, 12:27:09 PM

Title: Living Independently
Post by: NHU Community Friend on January 27, 2006, 12:27:09 PM
I am an adult with a disability and would like to move into an apartment of my own. What do I need to consider while preparing for living independently?

Title: Re:Living Independently
Post by: NHU Community Friend on January 27, 2006, 12:29:35 PM
There is much to consider and plan for. We have written a Guide to Transitioning to Independent Living http://www.new-horizons.org/gdeind.html (http://www.new-horizons.org/gdeind.html) to answer this very question. This guide can help you assess your situation, identify your needs and identify helpful resources in your community.
Title: Re: Living Independently- how does one learn to think independently
Post by: NHU Community Friend on June 26, 2019, 12:09:16 PM
When a disable child is young the parent sees their responsibility to have a protective instinct.This begins a dependency on parent. 
Parent must encourage the child to break free in small steps.  Make social contact. 
Does it help to have siblings.
If there is routine, how does one handle disruption.Believe in your kids.  What motivates you.If independence is daunting, what have you done to make it fun, an adventure, a way to overcome anxiety.Why do parent of ikids with disabilities tell them they can't be independent.