As an adult on the autism spectrum you may wonder what will happen after your parent support network is no longer available to you.  Parents also wonder about how their autistic adult will manage when they are no longer able to act in a supportive role.  In this section you will find information for both autistic adults and parents to begin to explore these longer term considerations.

This 2017 discussion paper prepared for Autism Society Alberta (ASA) reflects input from thirty-four stakeholders from the Alberta adult disability community.

Discussion Paper: Who Will Take Care of our Kids (When We No Longer Can)?

This presentation was provided to an audience of parents. While parents are the main audience, the information would also be relevant for interested autistic adults.

Trista Carey, a partner from the law offices of Schnell, Hardy and Jones, LLP in Alberta presents on the subject of “Estate Planning for Families of Special Needs Children”. This is a comprehensive review of important aspects of estate planning including; power of attorney, personal directive, wills, guardianship, trusts, and the Henson Trust.

Presentation: Estate Planning for Families of Special Needs Children