Parents share some insight on ways in which they´ve helped their daughter learn to be independent. Mainly by giving her the opportunity to make her own decisions, and supporting her. The parents feel confident she will be able to live independently when they are no longer around.
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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.