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#09 - The Joey Farm: An Adventurous Spin on Planning for the Future

The Arroya Family has dreams of beginning a farm similar to many currently in existence for adults with special needs. In preparation, they put the family belongings in storage and began an epic road trip to visit 25 farms across the country. Amy Arroya shares with us what they are learning and a simple question serving as the compass for their adventure. Learn what the question is and consider asking it to plan a future for your special needs loved one.

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#04-The Caregiving, Celebrating Balancing Act

Special needs parents do a lot of caregiving and a lot of advocacy. But, do we do enough celebrating? How do we even know the answer and what happens when the scales are tipping too heavily to one side?

This is where we are headed in Episode #4, BUT just when it seems we have things figured out...a guest will join us to put breaks on the whole thing forcing us to stop and rewind a bit.

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#01-What is Aging Out?

Many terms circulate in the special needs circle. When Kim's daughter became a teenager, she started to hear grumblings about what was around the corner.

The terms "aging out" and "falling off of the cliff" were used interchangeably. 

  • What do these terms mean?
  • When does it happen?
  • What are parents doing about it?
  • What does it mean for our special needs loved ones?
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