When you think about your son or daughter making the transition to adulthood and living independently, you often first think about what kind of job he or she will have. But it is just as important to give careful consideration to what your child experiences after the work day. Leisure activities for your young adult with disabilities do not need to be specialized services or programs.
Almost any community program can accommodate a person with a disability, as long as the program’s leaders are aware of the disability. When trying out new programs, call a supervisor, coach, or manager and either you or your young adult should their disability and possible accommodations. Recreational activities can be a source of fulfillment, a way to meet others and make friends, and a way to become a part of a community. They are also a great way to stay healthy and have fun!