My son had to go to the emergency room more than I like to think of it. Unfortunately via ambulance or helicopter. He is still considered a minor, and I can make medical decisions for him.
As parents with ASD kids, we have to think a little further to protect them when they grow up. This article shows how one family who were able to continue their loving compassionate care beyond childhood of the their ASD son.
I do not like to think about all the legal aspects what I need to do for the future, but this article opened my eyes that I can not just ignore the fact that Amin is growing up very fast. It would be negligence from my part not to gather all paperwork, so i can make decision for my son later in his life. In this day and age, I would certainly not want to have someone else making decision in Amin’s overall care.
I encourage you all to read this article, and if you have a minor child just look into what needs to be done later on so you may be prepared and continue to care for your special need child. Preparation is always the key to success in caring for an ASD loved one.