First jobs are hard, and as a young adult with Fragile X syndrome it may be nearly impossible without a little help from parents and others in their lives to help them recognize their own strengths.
Getting a new job is exciting, but young adults with Fragile X syndrome need to also understand what's expected of them at a workplace. Help them prepare by first understanding these eight guidelines.
One of the most common questions related to Fragile X is what limitations does a person with Fragile x syndrome have? Meet Allison Cohen, Michael Cohen, Doug Cooper, Aaron Heisel, Samantha Rhodes, Joshua Rocker, Jodi Selinger, Spencer Shelton, and Cassie Stringer.
Suggestions from DevelopmentalFX on how to make transitions into the workplace during the high school years more valuable and comfortable for everybody.
Your child must learn to depend on someone other than you. It's an emotional time, but their independence is what you've been working toward all these years.
As your child grows into a young adult, you may consider independent or semi-independent living settings. There are a variety of living settings across the United States for people with developmental disabilities.
Learning to ride a public bus independently is a skill that many children with Fragile X syndrome (FXS) will be able to learn. Take it slow, focus on safety and routine, and guide them to independence.