Individual Planning (AT)

On Work

  • New jobs, promotion, career changes, job loss
  • Developing new skills (i.e., learning new technology, college programs)
  • Reeducation if job change or newly acquire disability
  • Money management, bill paying, peak earning to decline in earnings, financial planning
  • Early retirement

Community Involvement

  • Being active in community: volunteering, church, clubs, concerts, adult support groups, travel, mentoring
  • Responsibility for self: self-motivation; self responsibility
  • Sense of competence and use of talents to contribute to society and make the world a better place
  • Adulthood is time of caring for others

Family roles and relationships

  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Divorce and remarriage
  • Renegotiating of roles of children and parents as children grow up
  • Grand-parenting
  • Death of parents, spouse, family members, and friends
  • Grieving loss of family and friends

If disabled

  • Use of SSI or SSDI and Social Security work incentives
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Home and community based waivers
  • Mental health services
  • Centers for Independent Living
  • Supports for Community Living
  • Transportation options
  • Housing options

On Aging

  • Retirement and related issues (decline in income, moving)
  • Staying active physically and mentally; maintaining meaning in life
  • Change from caregiver to recipient of care: negotiations with children and other caregivers regarding who helps whom and when
  • Use of adult support groups, day programs, respite services
  • Housing issues with declining abilities: Universal design, changing homes because of stairs, inability to maintain mortgage, etc.
  • Transportation – when to give up drivers’ license and car keys; alternative ways to get around