We hope that telling our story has been helpful for you. We would also like to conclude by saying that planning for a major change like leaving home should not and does not happen overnight. Planning for Adam’s move began in 2008 as part of a five-year plan that included the vision of Adam living independently in his own home. Active research and planning around making that vision a reality started two years before the move.
The focus has always been on engaging and building the relationships needed to set Adam up for his move into his own home. Investing in these relationships takes time in the beginning but as more and more people become engaged actively and meaningfully in Adam’s life, this has reaped long-term rewards. This is essential for a sustainable living arrangement.