I found this over at Kidz. I think all parents who have a child with a disability need to read this!!
I know many of you already know what 'The Dream' is, and over the next couple of weeks, we can finally spill (most of) the beans. A quick recap for those who have forgotten: The Dream is basically an idea that has evolved over time as a solution to when Ryley finishes school. My worry has always been that as soon as he turns 18 years old he will have nothing to do. Sure, we have 2 options here. One is a day program type environment. The other is like a sheltered workshop type environment. Neither of which I feel will necessarily suit Ryley. Of course things may change in 8 years time. But for us, we really felt we needed to create a future for Ryley, instead of just waiting to see what he might be able to do. I actually have very little faith in the system at the moment too. I have been discouraged recently at the way I have seen supposed carers treat the people they are caring for (eg. Not changing someone's nappy for the whole day is just not friggin' on