If you are involved with a person with intellectual/developmental disabilities who is transitioning from high school to adult services, you have most likely become famliar with the term “falling off the cliff.” From what I have heard, read and seen others experience, it is a terrifying event when services that were supportive and promoted community involvement are suddenly withdrawn and there were no alternatives available. This experience has forced families into crisis when there are suddenly no supports available.
LOMAH Podcast has a weatlh of information on a variety of issues for families. The information is helpful no matter if you are in the early planning stages, in the midst of or past the transition from children’s services to adult services. Given that each of our situations seem to constantly change over time, as people age and develop more skills or caregivers become older or unable to provide the care any longer, we seem to always be in a period of transition.
The fact that so much of the funding for services is dictated by legislation which also varies from state to state, I know that I never feel secure due to the politics involved.
I greatly appreaciated the honesty and humbleness of the host of the LOMAH Podcast, Kim Albrecht, and her curiosity and research which she is sharing with others. I have found these episodes not only very informative but also inspiring.
There are a variety of topics that are addressed, interviews with people who have been successful in their creative endevors to develop and sustain supports, and honest discussions about various roadblocks one could run into.
Please subscribe to LOMAH Podcast and be inspired!