For young adults in transition, achieving independence can filled with unexpected obstacles.
For most young adults transitioning to independence, it means encountering many challenges during the first few years of living away from their parent(s). Some of the skills critical to the success of that transition include being able to:
- plan ahead
- anticipate consequences
- problem solve
- hold information in memory
- access self-awareness and insight
These can be challenging for anyone. For young adults with Executive Functioning Disorder, they might seem almost impossible.
Independent living requires the building of a new support system.
Most homes have a great deal of ‘infrastructure’ in place, but after leaving the nest, that infrastructure is gone, leaving some young adults floundering and in need of support.
What kind of infrastructure are we talking about? For example, locking the doors when leaving home is an infrastructure action that is routine for most adults, but may not be routine for a young adult who is new to living away from home.
Also, while in the home, many young adults were re-directed away from playing video games until 4am and then sleeping until noon the next day. On their own, that guidance may be gone, and so the young adult may need help to develop a reasonably healthy schedule, and then may need reminders and support in times of need.
And with independence comes new responsibilities.
Living outside of the home also requires taking on new responsibilities such as grocery shopping and cooking, financial budgeting, following tenant rules, doing laundry, house cleaning, self-care and hygiene, and preparing for the next day – all to be done without prompts or help from a parent.
Sometimes even after several years of living outside the home, a young adult may still need help meeting certain adult demands. And on top of those usual demands, there may be additional factors that complicate the transition to independence such as depression or anxiety, ADD, Executive Functioning Deficits, isolation, loss of a loved one, or unsafe behaviors that are of concern.
With so much weighing on them, additional support from outside the family can be critical to achieving and sustaining independence.
Some young adults are excited to be living outside of the home and want to preserve their independence at all costs, but they need help to transition successfully and begin to meet adult demands.
Others may not feel overwhelmed, but they aren’t able to manage the ‘freedom.’ They then become disorganized, fail classes, lose jobs, and fail to navigate the obstacles they encounter.
Insync Support’s synchronized support model is perfect for young adults in transition and the problems they face.
Insync Support provides support for young adults in transition in the form of hands-on and non-judgmental help that is truly useful to the goal of being and staying independent. Our support program is a fantastic way to see young adults in transition through the challenging times! It gives families more peace of mind knowing that help is in place, and gives the young adult some of the tools they need to be successful in their efforts.
And if the young adult suffers from Executive Functioning Deficit Disorder in the form of ADD, ADHD, or any of the Autistic Spectrum disorders, our synchronized support program for young adults is even more effective because EFD is our specialty.
Are you ready to move forward into your new adult life and embrace the challenges and responsibilities that come with it?
If you are, we are ready to help and would like to offer you a free consultation so you can find out more and actually get a taste of how helpful we can be. Request your free consultation today and let’s get started. Your life awaits you.