‘I can’t continue to do this forever’: Families with children aging out of care seek answers

‘I can’t continue to do this forever’: Families with children aging out of care seek answers

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...
‘I can’t continue to do this forever’: Families with children aging out of care seek answers

Still Kathryn: At 21, she cared for a mom with Alzheimer’s

Kathryn’s father moved back in to help out while they continued to look for answers. Finally, Pat got a diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. She was 55-years-old. “It wasn’t the news that anyone wanted to hear, especially my mom,”...
‘I can’t continue to do this forever’: Families with children aging out of care seek answers

What it’s like to have a sister with special-needs, aka Boo-Bear

Ellery and Clare are sisters to Gilly, who has special needs. Gilly has high-needs autism meaning that she will never work or live independently. She requires constant 24-hour care and supervision. For Clare and Ellery, being Gilly’s sister has shaped how they...