February 23, 2021 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Do you have a young adult (ages 18-30) in your life who needs extra help finding their path to adulthood? You are not alone!

We call the process Positive Adulting! Adulting, yes not a real word, is meant to infer that there is a series of best practices and helpful actions taken to find one’s path towards employment, housing, social connection, and independence.

Many of our young adults with learning disabilities, mental health, and/or high functioning Autism live at home with their families. They aren’t Regional Center clients so it’s up to their parents to guide them as best they can. The desire for independence may be difficult to meet in stressful, high priced, Silicon Valley. OR, these young adults may become so comfortable at home that they aren’t considering leaving. So much for a parent’s dream of empty nesting!

This is unchartered territory for most of us as parents. How can we help our young adults gain the tools and motivation needed to successfully launch their independent lives? Come and meet other parents who are going through the same process!

Together, we will identify common goals and perceived obstacles in order to find appropriate information and resources. Let’s learn together and from each other as we work to find ways to help our young adults on their Paths to Positive Adulting!

The group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 on Zoom.

February Topic: Life Coach, what is it and how could it help?
Presenter: Jess Miller, EdD

About the speaker: Jess Miller has worked with people with special needs since 1989. In her career, she has been an integral part of community mental health, higher education, and community-based organizations. Jess has been a program director, counselor, instructor, case manager, and job coach for people with a range of disabilities. In the academic arena, Dr. Miller’s dissertation research focused on the challenges of students with non-apparent disabilities in a college setting. Most recently Jess has been a teacher, serving individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Jess is also a Registered Drama Therapist and has often applied those skills in her work.

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