Adults Independent and Motivated (AIM) is an Austin, Texas, housing community of independent adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. AIM empowers its residents to live in their own apartments and engage in fun activities with their peers and neighbors, all while providing residents with the support they need to live their best lives.
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You want to always be there for your child but you also want your child to succeed when you can’t be there. Catalina talks about the moment she realized her son Ghandhi needed to learn independence and how her family supported him to reach that goal.
Sometimes teaching your child the skills they need to live independently requires a little creativity and a lot of fun.
See the story of Brandon—a young man with a disability, a supportive home filled with friends, a band, and a great job. Brandon also happens to be a big fan of The Beatles—maybe their biggest fan of all time.