Raising a child on the autistic spectrum is challenging to say the least, especially in the young adult years. As an 18 year old, our son yearned for independence, but we knew that living on his own in a strange city while attending school or working was out of the question.
After finishing up his formal education under the tutelage of CLE, Rob transitioned to ILE. How lucky we were that this type of program was being formulated just when our son needed it. Not only did ILE help in his search for a job, but also provided a job coach when needed. ILE’s fee structure is very fair. Clients are charged only for the number of hours they need each week. Most important of all, we, as parents, can rest at night knowing that if some small emergency occurs, our son has someone to call. The only alternative to ILE would be for Rob to live at home which would not be emotionally healthy for him or us.
With ILE guidance, our son is living an independent life like his brothers and sisters.