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Adulthood - Home Life
Social and Spirituality
Questions Your Child Will Want You to Ask:
  What can I do in the community for fun and friendship? Do I want to get involved in civic engagement or leadership? Am I doing the same things as other same-age peers?  What kinds of relationships do I have in my life? Where/how can I find someone to date? Will I get married or have a family? Will I go on vacation alone or with family or friends? Do I have a supportive faith community  and what supports do I need to fully participate?  How will I maintain old friendships and make new ones?  How can I use social media to make and maintain friendships and relationships?  Do I have friends with  and without disabilities?  Do I have friends who will share decision-making about what we talk about and do together? Do I interact well with others by being a good listener and expressing myself?  How am I exploring or developing my interests or finding new ones?
Community Social Opportunities
Developing Connections Through Volunteering  http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/142/over3.html
Inclusive Vacation Ideas http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2012/06/06/32-vacation-destinations for-individuals-with-disabilities-or-special-needs/
Unified Community Activities
Special Olympics Sports http://www.soct.org/
Best Buddies Electronic Buddy System  http://www.ebuddies.org/
Civic Engagement & Community Leadership
The Right to Participation in Political and Public Life http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/edumat/hreduseries/HR-YES/chap-3.html
Sex, Dating & Disabilities 
Faith Communities
Persons with Developmental Disabilities  http://ici.umn.edu/products../impact/143/143.pdf

Trying New Things
The Home of Gift Experiences for People With Disabilities http://icanexperiences.co.uk/