Hi, I’m posting this as maybe someone would have some words or wisdom or advice for me. My son is 20 ½ and lives at home. He has always been in Special Education and didn’t graduate high school. He is diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum , ODD, & ADD. He is in a special school program until age 21 for a HS diploma, but hardly ever goes or participates. He’s never had a job. The school had a program for temporary work at a local store, and he didn’t even go to the interview. The school counselor assisted him apply for services at our cities “Regional center” (center supports people with disabilities) and was accepted last year. The next step was applying for SSI, and he did that last year with his our help, however has more money than the monetary threshold allows. During the SSI interview last September, the interviewer asked him if would be willing to spend it down by November, and he would not agree to that. It's not a lot that he would need to spend. Seems a simple request, he could have just bought some electronics, and a few other things. Here is it January and he still hasn’t spent it down and doesn’t care. I really wanted him to want to get the SSI, and then go on the get a place to live with the help of regional center. That seems his only option and its slipping away, but maybe in the future it will occur.