"I have been researching government and private services for months that will provide our son with a highly-structured week day schedule while he works toward a more independent and meaningful life. This HAS NOT been an easy task. There are no agencies/organizations that embodies all the pamphlets that I need. It is often a hit and miss, keeping my ear to the ground and learning as I go.
I want to share with you one resource that has paid for itself over and over, and we are just beginning with them.
When I began working with EAA, I could feel the winds of hope lifting me up once again. Within 2 days of a verbal agreement, our son’s new academic coach had designed a highly-structured weekly schedule that includes 2 College courses, a volunteer job that he will work at 2 days a week, much needed physical activity and time to have a life-skills coach work with our son in our home and community. The Coach took time to get to know our son and write a plan that supports his unique needs. When I told my husband about what he had done, he shook his head and said, "finally, someone who believes in our son like we do!" If you know of any parents of post-secondary students who have learning difficulties that impede their progress toward a meaningful and successful future, please pass the following information on to them. It is so hard to find organizations that really care and try to make a difference and this may help them in their efforts".