Sunday, 15 September 2013

What can you do with a disabled young adult.

Not living in the UK means we don't have a home to take our disabled daughter to for visits.

When the sun is shining there are plenty of places to go and things to do, but what about when it rains and is cold and wet and windy, like today?

Up until she was 14/15 we could still take her to soft play, we could take her swimming and we could bring her home as she got older. But she's 25 now, a young adult.

We need to take an adult size change bag with us, we have to be within range of public toilets, preferably Mother and baby changing rooms, she needs to sit at table and chair to eat, she can't feed herself a cake and have her own drink without supervision.

We need to be in the dry and warm, she won't wear a hat and gloves.

So where do we go on a day like today?

Supermarkets and indoor shopping centers, that's where.

She loves being around people, she loves pushing the trolley, the noises, occasional music and the flat even surfaces so there are no tripping hazards.

It seems a strange thing to do to visit Sainsburys then Asda then off to Tesco for a day out. But it suits her needs, means we are more relaxed because she's not cold or wet and is happy, but it's our only option really.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've found a formula that works for you all. Good for you.

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  2. we used to take my husbands elderly mother to shopping and garden centres for similar reasons, somewhere to walk and look in the dry, but not too quiet like a museum or a library.

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