Christy Clawson

Christy Clawson is one of the founders of Wondermoms.org, a resource for parents of children with special needs. She is a stay-at-home mom who gives music lessons part-time. She and her husband have two kids – a 12-year-old daughter who is academically gifted and a 6-year-old son who has Down Syndrome and autism. Christy volunteers with her local Down Syndrome organization and leads a music therapy playgroup once a month.
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How to know when your adult child with special needs is ready to live independently

How to know when your adult child with special needs is ready to live independently

two friends with disability in rehabilitation center, watching digital tablet How to know when your adult child with special needs is ready to live independently By Christy Clawson, Wondermoms.org All parents have dreams for their kids.  A good job, a loving relationship, personal success, and independence. It's no different for those of us whose children have disabilities. It may not happen on a typical timetable, but many young adults with autism, Down syndrome, and other special needs do reach a point where they’re able to move out on their own. How do you know when – or if – your…
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