Helping your child make their own decisions

Sometimes young adults with disabilities can make some of their own decisions, but need some support.

There are ways to help your child learn to make good decisions about personal and financial matters.

Self-advocacy is when someone can speak for themselves and make their own choices.

Many groups in Louisiana offer programs to help people with disabilities make decisions and manage their lives with as much independence as they can.

Connect with a local self-advocacy group to help your child learn these skills.

Here are some good resources:

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