Parents As Essential Partners in Transition
Ann Turnbull, The Beach Center
Parents are looking for options for their young adult children with high support needs as they transition from high school to life. As partners with adult service providers parents can be the catalyst to ensure successful employment outcomes. But parents need help from service providers. They do not have access to evidence based practices found in professional journals nor do they have the time to devote to developing employment plans. Ann Turnbull from The Beach Center in Kansas University knows all too well the struggles parents of young adults with high support needs face in staring down convention and identifying alternative employment paths. Prevailing myths about the role parents play in supporting adult children’s work opportunities are explored.