The first step towards leaving the nest is to make sure you have a person-centered plan. Writing down on paper, in a slideshow or in a photo collage the various elements of life that need to be organized in order to thrive beyond the family home is critical. You can find person-centered planning resources in the AHN Resource Directory. This process makes clear one’s needs and preferences for a full life in adulthood. It also gives direction to how you or your loved one can start building that network and life skills one day at a time.
Our state-specific Independent Living Checklist will offer a convenient list of links to public benefits and support available in your state.