Lifespan Series: Caregivers Growing Older

Here at The Arc of Massachusetts we receive numerous phone calls from concerned brothers and sisters about their sibling with special needs living with aging parents.  At times these calls are in a crisis mode, where the sibling is now a caregiver because of their parents’ passing or placement in a nursing home.  Other times it is watching the elder take care of their sons and daughters and receiving little of no support. Continue reading

Lifespan Series: Transition to Adulthood

Transition is defined as movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, to another. For you and your child, transition means that he/she is moving from childhood to young adulthood and from school to adult life. Opening this door to the future can be a time of mixed feelings and emotions.  Students and their families are leaving the familiarity of a school to enter a brand new world.  This time period can often be described as: Continue reading