Ok, too many poll options, better to reply as a narrative. I am curious, if you are willing to answer, how you envision your difficult child's adult life. As my child is getting older, reality has changed what his path is likely to look like. Can you list: Your difficult child's age Diagnosis/diagnoses Whether you think he/she will: live at home, live with friends, group home, independent living, institution. Type of work: none, volunteer only, part-time, full-time, sheltered workshop or supported work. Education: drop out of high school, ged, graduate from high school, graduate from high school but with an IEP, tech school, college. Relationships: alone, date, group dating, will marry Friends: alone, one or two friends, strong group of friends, socialization will be limited to caregivers/paid support persons Independence: (obviously this will be answered with the other questions for the most part): will you request guardianship of your adult child? Partial guardianship? Will your difficult child be considered an independent adult, but will have supports in place?