Someone I know works in 'the field'. The field of disabilities that is. One of his clients has very caring parents. The parents do all they can for their son. The son has quite challenging behaviours and needs high care.
My friend is a professional and cares for the lad on a day to day basis within office hours in a government funded care building, his parents care for him the rest of the time. It sounds like an ideal situation for the lad hey? Well, not really. What happens when his parents die? This is a huge problem that many parents of disabled children are facing as they and their children age.
I am talking about people who are unable to function on their own who are supported by their parents at home and government funded daycare. My friend thinks that although what these parents do for their son is very admirable, they could do better by getting them into a situation at a earlyish age where professionals do the hard yards. It is just going to be such a terrible shock to the disabled person when, not if, their parents die. He needs to feel cared for and feel secure. He does now, but will not in the future. He should be eased into more sustainable public care now before it is too late.