Finding a ‘Forever Home’ for My Adult Son With Autism

Finding a 'Forever Home' for My Adult Son With Autism

Amy Lennard Goehner visiting her son Nate at The Center for Discovery. Located on 1,500 acres in New York’s Hudson Valley, the Center provides medical, clinical and special education services. It also provides the greatest gift a parent of an adult child with special needs could ask for: peace of mind. Educational services for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities end when the young person turns 21 and “ages out.” Rather than being a time of celebration, a 21st birthday is the moment parents of special needs children commonly describe as “falling off the cliff.” There are limited options […]

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