Reaching adulthood can be 'like falling off a cliff' for special needs students - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Reaching adulthood can be ‘like falling off a cliff’ for special needs students

Parents trying to help transition their children with special needs into adulthood often struggle to find support services.

“A lot of families describe this next stage in life as falling off a cliff,” said Janet Seide, a family outreach associate for Cincinnati Children’s.

Seide helps connect families to services for young adults. You can learn more at

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