Hi Everyone, I'm probably a slightly older mum of 2 amazing teenagers. We've had our tough times, the 'experimenting' and the push back but I can honestly say we have come through it and I'm just so proud of them both. My daughter has autism and learning disabilities and is currently in year 10. She also has a few health issues which leave her in a lot of pain and ongoing migraines and headaches are an every day occurance for her. My son did a painter apprenticeship and is now working for an amazining compmany - in fact he goes for his drivers license at the end of the month so very proud of him. My questions and / or issue are as follows. My daughter is too tired to manage school. And she cant cope with full days at school. She wants to do something else. But she's in an AMAZING education support unit with only 7 kids in class and lets be honest - she's got it GOOD - but between her anxiety, health and other issues she just cant manage it. I'm happy to home school her. No problem. Easy. But what about after school? What will she do? Who will hire her? She intellectually can't do a Certificate or a course. She doesn't have the stamina (or desire) to be a hairdresser or beauty technician (please - i'm not saying they are good careers for intelligent non-impaired people). I just don't know how she will look after herself in the event that I get hit by truck or something. It's not fair to expect my son to look after for life and I'm doubting she will want a standard/physical/nomrmal relationship with anyone. And even if she does one day get married - what if it's a bad marriage and she doesn't know how to look out for herself and has nobody to turn to? I just don't know what will happen to her and I'm very sad when I think about it. Thanks for listening. Regards Holly8
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