Across the country, stories are piling up as families anxiously watch their children with disabilities age out of care, graduating into a under-resourced system where programs are few and far between.
“You’re isolated because you can’t leave your home, and you can’t be connecting with other people. You’re not doing something meaningful during the day, [and] you’ve lost the friends you are connecting with when you went to school,” Lunsky said.
It’s a transition that can set the stage for a mental health crisis, not only for the person being cared for, but for entire families.
“If you don’t have the supports and services you need, whether you have a disability or you’re a parent or a sibling… you’re feeling this anxiety and this dread perhaps about what’s going to happen,” she said.
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