getting ready to move out into your own house

English: The Roberts-Taylor-Isbell House, at 9...

English: The Roberts-Taylor-Isbell House, at 910 Government Street in Mobile, Alabama. Built in 1854. Also called the Joel Abbot Roberts House. It is included as a contributing building in the Oakleigh Garden Historic District. The twenty-room, seven-bathroom structure is the Oakleigh District’s second oldest residence, after the Oakleigh mansion. It contains more original furnishings than any other antebellum home in Mobile, heirlooms of the three related families who have owned it. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Have you considered, or have you been considering moving out on your own? Are you prepared to make the transition?

I did this very thing almost 2 years ago. I have some advice from our experience with this process. Make sure you give yourself ample time when looking for a place. Especially, if you’re looking for a wheelchair accessible one. My roommate and I ended up in a non-accessible apartment but it fully meet their needs regardless. So don’t assume you need a fully accessible unit when something else could do the trick.

That being said, it still took us almost a year to find one that would suit our needs. You may be wondering why it took so long especially when we were waiting on an accessible unit. The main issue we ran into was finding an apartment with wide enough bathroom doors. Generally speaking, bathroom doors are narrower than bedroom ones so improved more often than not to be an issue of whether we could get into the bathroom or not. Also, when we could get into the bathroom we were unable to turn around. We got lucky, not only did the bathroom in our apartment have a wide enough door but it was also large enough for us to turn around in.

Despite our kitchen being not accessible we have attendants come in who batch cook for us. We also make sure we have a small supply of frozen items that we were able to heat on the off chance that an attendant is sick and we need a backup plan.

I am interested in knowing what people’s concerns are with regards to transitioning into adulthood? If you have any other questions you would like to ask. Let me know in the comments below

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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  2. Hector says:

    Its really nice to help chiertais and give something back when you are a DJ or any entertainer once and a while. Keep up the good work Steve.share

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