May 31, 2011, 4:26 PM
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Question - from a single mom in Illinois with a 15 year old son on the autism spectrum.
Q&A - Can you help me find a live and work place for my son with a disability?
Recently I went through a divorce. I put my total settlement into an investment account. I will use this settlement for my retirement and to provide for my son. I am extremely worried about my son's future and need guidance on finding a community that he could live and work in when he is an adult and I am no longer around. I need guidance on where to look for independent residential settings with job programs, and how to get funding for them. I am willing to move to any state when he graduates high school. I am worried he will fall through the cracks because he doesn't qualify for PUNS (IQ is low 80's) and we don't qualify for Medicaid now that I am getting child support. Are you someone I could hire for guidance or would it be someone else in your program? Or do I need a different kind of advocate?
Answer - from Mary Anne Ehlert, President & Founder of Protected Tomorrows
The kind of assistance you are looking for is exactly what we do at Protected Tomorrows. We will need a bit more information about you and your situation in order to determine how we can best help you. I suggest that you come into our office so that we learn more about you and your son, and you can learn more about how Protected Tomorrows can help you achieve your hopes and dreams for your son. The first meeting is always complimentary. If you are not close to us, we can meet by phone. Please contact our office (847-522-8086 or 866-544-NEED) to schedule your initial consultation.
If you have a question about your specific situation, please post a new thread on this forum. A Protected Tomorrows Advocate will answer your question.
Director of Professional & Corporate Advocacy Services
(This post was edited by Jeannettemgr on May 31, 2011, 4:28 PM)