Parenting Adults with Abilities


In the last decade, we’ve seen the conversation about adults with disabilities shift and evolve.  What happens to our young adults with disabilities after they age out of the school system?  Thankfully, eyes are opening...and folks are realizing that - with a little assistance - these men and women can thrive - with jobs and independent living situations.

We are seeing an increase in support services and programs as well as in opportunities for continued employment. I know in my own home town, a mother of a child with disabilities just started a cafe where she employs people with disabilities.

On Parenting Beyond the Headlines, we talked with Helen Bosch, CEO, Vista Life Innovations, a full-service organization supporting individuals with disabilities throughout the various stages of life. Helen, discusses the work of Vista and the students there as well as offers some concrete examples. You can listen to the full podcast below or on iTunes.