Can you imagine having to prove that you are “disabled enough” to a person you’ve never met?
This is what many of our kids need to do when they turn 18, and are eligible for social security benefits.
The following is the story of the day I took Matthew for his appointment:
for KQED Perspectives, follow this link.
To learn more about other milestones for adults with developmental disabilities, read the following:
Conservatorship : Laura Shumaker
Proving You’re a Good Parent: Liane Carter, New York Times Motherlode Blog
Turning 22: What I’ve Learned So Far: Susan Senator
Read Laura’s book, available in paper and Kindle.