StarPointe has an incredible coaching program. I'm convinced it is the best place for my son to gain the support he needs to enhance the many talents that he already owns. And not just him--any young adult having trouble launching into the community will find the essential respect and help they deserve to move into a new phase of their life. StarPointe listened.
It’s that time of year where you have completed high school and are looking to have a similar
experience that friends might be having, heading off to college, but the decision may not be so
easy if you have ASD, or other learning challenges. If you are in this position, you might want
to consider the following:
The thought of making a change in your life can bring up many thoughts and emotions that are wired in our brains. It can feel as though it is a daunting task or downright scary and impossible for many, especially for those struggling with ‘failure to launch’ or with ASD. For many, the more important something is, the more worried they get about doing it “right” and the result is that likely no actions are taken, and the self-fulfilling prophecy of not being able to change, is once again evidenced.
A diagnosis of ASD or ‘failure to launch’ syndrome affects the entire home. No one is immune to the stress, sacrifice, accommodations and range of emotions associated with the diagnosis. Oftentimes, the questions that come up in parent groups, has to do with what parents, caregivers, siblings and other family members can do to deal with the stress associated with raising a young adult with ASD or ‘failure to launch’ syndrome