Sunday, June 5, 2011

The 30 Day Challenge

I am into day 6 of a 30 day challenge.

The challenge:  blog everyday, for 30 days straight.

With this, I am going to be reviewing my reasons for blogging on the subject of Bil, and I may be changing the direction of this blog slightly.  I really don't have enough to write about my brother in law, because (right now) we just don't see him every day.  So, I may want to be changing the focus of this blog to those in general aging on the austistic spectrum.

I see a need for this, especially after attending the autism march I attended yesterday.  The children born at the beginning of this "autism epidemic" are fast approaching (if not already approached) adulthood.  And, if parents do not prepare properly, they are going to have a nasty surprise.

Many services disappear at either age 18 or 21.  Not just the right to a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive setting.

Guardianship or some other legal form of helping the individual adult may be necessary. (I am not a lawyer or legal person, but only a layman on this subject.  Actually, it is a subject I need to learn more about myself.)

So, I will reevaluate as I take this challenge.  No, I'm not in any particular contest or competition.  Just trying to challenge myself as an advocate.  I've been a little focused elsewhere due to things going on in my life, and if I don't get back to my "roots" I am going to be bitten in the you-know-where, big time.

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