Hi, I'm a first time poster who has been lurking for awhile. I don't have a child, but I do have several problems that don't really *fit* any other board out there and this is the only one that can really help. I am 25 years old, have brain damage from birth trauma (forceps) and from going into status epelipicus (sp?) at age 4. I have been diagnosed with Dyscalculia, NLD, Depression and Anxiety with Neuropsch testing and from evaluations done by the state voc rehab department. I also have Ehler's Danlos Type 3 and the joint pain/instability that goes with it. I can't drive due to visual issues (no depth perception and visual spatial deficits) and rely on my 58 year old mother to drive me everywhere (we live in a rural county with no public transportation and a paratransit bus that requires 24 notification to come out to us, so not really any help). My mom, like I said, is nearly 60 and has a laundry list of psychiatric diagnosis's and my dad is a walking health disaster waiting to happen (obese, diabetic, hypertension controlled by drugs, workaholic in a high stress job who is away from home almost 5 days a week.) I have no siblings and no relatives in the state (TX). My mom's family (both grandparents are deceased) is spread out the entire state of CA and my dad's family is a mixture of toxic leeches, no contact and dead. I am really worried about my future. The "plan" my mom has, is to use the money she is going to receive from the sale of my deceased grandmother's house to, when my dad retires in 6-7 years,move us out to AZ and find me a house I can live in when they pass. My math abilities are stuck at the 2nd grade level and there is NO WAY I can handle my own finances. I WILL need help in that area. Voc rehab is going help me, hopefully, make it into college this summer (2 year associates in Mortuary Science) and by then, If I'm lucky, I'll be on SSI. I don't really know what to do.