Laying Community Foundations for Your Child with Disabilities: How to Establish Relationships That Will Support Your Child After Your Gone
This practical guide shows families of children with developmental disabilities how to establish a network of non-paid people that can provide ... Show synopsis This practical guide shows families of children with developmental disabilities how to establish a network of non-paid people that can provide lasting relationships for their son or daughter. Parents discover, step-by-step, how to navigate the human side of estate planning. And, they find out how important it is to begin this process as early as possible in the life of their child. With the help of checklists and charts, parents learn how to assess their child's needs, interests, and existing relationships. The author also explains how a parent's attitude can influence another's view of their child; where in the community to look for potential relationships; strategies for developing new contacts and cultivating existing ones; and how to ask for a commitment. Dozens of anecdotes and real-life examples describe what other families have struggled with and accomplished.