High school graduation can lead to angst and stress for parents of children with developmental disabilities. That’s because when high school ends, these young...

High school graduation can lead to angst and stress for parents of children with developmental disabilities.

That’s because when high school ends, these young people often return to their homes with few opportunities for employment. And that can put extra caregiving responsibilities and more financial pressure on parents.

In a new GHN Commentary, Kathy Keeley, executive director of All About Developmental Disabilities, addresses five areas for parents to consider regarding these transitions.

“Georgia ranks 49th in the nation in funding for programs and services for people with developmental disabilities,” Keeley says.

Here is a link to her Commentary.

Georgia Health News welcomes Commentary submissions. If you would like to propose a Commentary piece for Georgia Health News, please email Andy Miller, editor of GHN, at amiller@georgiahealthnews.com


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