Informative books for special needs adults can help bridge the gap to becoming more independent.

Moving out on your own for the first time can be a scary experience. There isn’t anyone to answer to anymore and you immediately have responsibilities that you probably haven’t had in the past. For special needs adults, moving out of their parent’s house can be a monumental achievement. We’ve compiled a list of books that may be able to help an adult with special needs and/or their caregiver be able to assist them in being prepared a more independent lifestyle.

Moving Out: A Family Guide to Residential Planning for Adults with Disabilities

This book by Dafna Krouk-Gordon and Barbara D. Jackins delves into what should be taken into consideration when a special needs adult is looking for a place to live. Tips including:

-Planning early
-Residential models
-DIY or hire an agency?
-Costs & funding
-Hiring staff
-Group living
-Legal ownership

All of this and more can be found in their very informative book and can be bought online on here.

Life Planning for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Guide for Parents and Family Members – Judith Greenbaum, Ph.D.

Judith Greenbaum, PhD. created a comprehensive guide for parents and family members to assist in life planning for Adults with special needs. It covers everything from what the family members can do to assist in have a fruitful and productive life to working with community agencies and much more. You can also pick up this book on Amazon.

How to Teach Daily Living Skills to Adults with Developmental Disabilities – John Meyers

john meyers book on adults with special needs

John Meyers book is a very informative and essential read on teaching daily living skills to adults with special needs. Among the topics he touches on are:

    • understanding the basics of behavior
    • assessing behaviors
    • writing plans
    • instructional processes
    • reinforcement
    • behavior management tips
    • data collection
    • ethical issues

You can pick up is the book on here as well.

These books are just a few of the great many helpful and informative books they may be able to help adults with special needs.