Residential & Group Homes
During the transition phase and estate planning, families ought to consider housing options that would best serve the needs of their loved one with TSC. As these needs will vary among each individual and family it is important to research the options that are available in your area before the time they are needed. While all states receive federal funding to provide these services, options vary from state to state and even municipality to municipality. In some areas, the waitlist is incredibly long – all the more reason why this very important step should be considered proactively during life planning.
There are many things to consider when thinking about housing options such as independent living, independent living community, semi-independent, and institutional programs. Other options could include: 24-hour care facilities including nursing homes long-term living facilities known as LTAC, group homes, or supervised apartments. For those who would live at home there are other options such as skill development and adult day programs.
For those who are ready to learn more of these options please see the Young Adult Life Stages Guide and Adult Life Stages Guide to get started. For more additional insight please reach out to one of our TSC Support Navigators to help answer direct further questions or concerns.
IEP / School Issues
The TSC Alliance recognize parents and young adults often faced many difficulties regarding educational in school related issues. The school issue section was designed to help families navigate through the educational system. In this section, you will find a plethora of information that will help navigate the elementary through high school journey, IEP assistance, resources for the educator mentor program, transition, and college resources.
More specifically for those who are looking for resources on behavioral issues and how to educate the educator please refer to the Behavioral Issues and TAND guide this can also be found on the school issues page listed above.
For more specific information or discussion regarding your specific need please contact our TSC Support Navigators.