Adulthood - Education & Ongoing Learning

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The adult family member moves toward a self-determined life on his or her own, that includes beginning to search for work, find a place to call home, choose friends, including sexual partners, and maybe decide to start his or her own family.  The individual, based on their needs, may continue to interact with both formal and natural support systems.  Family members, including siblings, still have a critical role in ensuring access and coordination of the supports needed whether the individual is living with them or in their own home.  Educated and empowered families will have learned and taught their children how to live a life based on self-determination and community participation while recognizing that both the family and individual may need appropriate supports. *Wingspread Report, 2011

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