Welcome to “My Child is Turning 18 – Now What?! Transitioning to Adulthood: Navigating Your Adult Child’s Future” Online Course

My son has medical and behavioral complexities and when he was 10, I was told by an expert in the disability field I needed to start working on his transition to adulthood when he turned 14.

WTaF? I was barely holding on trying to figure things out with all of the childhood stuff (therapy, schooling, development, growth, progress, goals etc.) and before he’s even close to adulthood I’m supposed to take that on too?

 All I can say is YUP. She was 100% correct. And I’m so glad she put that in my ear because it served me and my son well.

 I’ve been thinking about his future and devising potential ideas and goals. I had a number of years to learn what systems were available to me locally that served adults so that when my son did turn 18, I was waaaaay ahead of the learning curve in getting his systems of support set up.

This extra time also allowed me to not sit in a space of panic or fear about the future. Where will he live?- – – let’s make a goal and a plan. Who will help care for him? – – – let’s make some goals and get a plan going. What does he want to do with his life? – – – let’s really take some time to allow him to show us what his interests are (vs. always working on educational/therapeutic goals).

That extra time was a luxury, not a burden.

 Our kids will spend two thirds of their lives as adults relying on adult support systems. I created this course to help you with this transition to the “adult zone” so that you too can sit ahead of the power curve vs. being overwhelmed by it. You’ll still have a lot of work to do but it will provide you with foundational information and a roadmap to get you started!

About the Course

If you are a parent of a teenager with disability you are likely feeling overwhelmed and unsure about the legal, financial, and emotional aspects of the reality of your child turning 18. That’s normal, you’ve relied on school supports and schedules up until this time and you at least know what to expect with that. The future is unknown and it can feel scary to lose the supports you have, let alone start all over again to get new systems of support set up. I’m here to guide you through this crucial phase with my comprehensive online course.
As a trusted resource in the special needs community, I have designed this course specifically for parents like you. I live the life you live. I am a 24/7 caregiver and Forever Parent. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the challenges families face, I am dedicated to providing you with the tools and knowledge you need to confidently plan for your child’s transition into adulthood.

What You’ll Learn

Module 1: Legal Protections

(Video Lesson + Action Guide)

✔ Understand the different legal options for supporting your child as they move into adulthood: guardianship, power of attorney, and supported decision making.

✔ Learn how each of these options differ, and what questions you may want to ask yourself and your child to help determine the direction you pursue.

✔ Download the comprehensive Action Guide for Module 1, filled with additional resources, step-by-step “to-dos,” and insightful questions to help you make informed decisions.

Module 2: Navigating Social Security Disability

(Video Lesson + Action Guide)

✔ Dive into the world of Social Security Disability (SSI) and explore the application process, eligibility criteria, and benefits available.

✔ Gain insights into optimizing your application for success and maximizing the benefits your child deserves.

✔ Access the downloadable Action Guide for Module 2, featuring practical roadmaps, research prompts, and resources to streamline your journey.

Module 3: Mastering Medicaid and Waivers

(Video Lesson + Action Guide)

✔ Discover the intricacies of Medicaid and Waiver programs, including application procedures, benefits, and potential pitfalls.

✔ Learn how to secure essential services and supports to ensure your child’s well-being as they enter adulthood.

✔ Utilize the Action Guide for Module 3 to access roadmaps, valuable checklists, and guidance for effective planning.

Module 4: Parenting Your Adult Disabled Child

(Video Lesson + Action Guide)

✔ Transitioning into adulthood isn’t just about legal and financial matters – it’s also about navigating the emotional and practical aspects of parenting an adult child with disabilities.

✔ Explore strategies for fostering independence, communication, and a supportive environment for your teenager.

✔ Download the Action Guide for Module 4, packed with insights, thought-provoking questions, and personalized roadmaps.

Exclusive VIP Facebook Group

Join the VIP Facebook Group where you can connect with fellow parents, share experiences, and access ongoing support. In this group you can ask questions, you’ll receive updates on information that will help you through this process and you can feel safe in a private space to share your journey with others who are going through the same process.

 What Other Parents Say

Your content is sooooo good! I’s so grateful for your work in this area and your passion for serving families” – Jessica

Mamas, I deeply hope you will consider taking Amy’s courses – they are a fantastic opportunity – do not scroll by!” – Wendy

Amy Yardley is a fantastic addition to any special needs family’s support staff. She comes to the table with a compassionate heart, a big brain, and a plethora of tools to help you make your life run more efficiently. Amy has a special heart for the mothers and she creates programs catered specifically to their needs. She is very gifted at taking a big goal and chopping into smaller, digestible, and easy to implement strategies. I have used Amy’s services for myself and have recommended her to many clients through the years. I promise you she is the best at what she does and she truly wants you and your family to succeed. Your heart is safe with her.” – Mallory

Your Investment

For only $47, you’ll gain access to all four video modules, each accompanied by a downloadable Action Guide filled with resources, “to-dos,” questions, and roadmaps. By enrolling in this course, you’re making a wise investment in your child’s future and saving yourself time, frustration, and overwhelm.
Don’t miss this opportunity to navigate the transition into adulthood with confidence and clarity. Join Amy and the Navigate Your Healing community today!

About Amy Yardley

Amy is a respected advocate and resource within the special needs community. With a deep passion for empowering parents and caregivers, Amy founded Navigate Your Healing to provide guidance, support, and resources for families navigating the complex journey of caring for individuals with disabilities.

Click here to learn more about Amy and the invaluable services she offers.


How long to do I have access this material?

Your investment gets you lifetime access – it never expires!

How do I access the information?

When you purchase, you’ll be prompted to create a login and password to access your member dashboard. The course videos and the downloads are available there as well as a link for requesting membership to the VIP Facebook Group.

What if I forget my login?

Just send me an email and I will help you problem solve!

How long are the videos?

They range from 30 – 60 minutes each. You have control over when you watch them and at what playback speed you are comfortable with.

I’m not interested in Guardianship for my child, do I need to watch Module 1?

No, but there may be other information within that lesson and Action Guide that will be helpful for you in planning and visualizing your futures!

Can I purchase just one Module?

No, this is a complete course.

Do you have State specific information in this course?

Great question! No, because every state is different in what it offers and how people access those opportunities and services. What you will receive is an overview of what you’ll need to know, internet search prompts to help you locate the information specific to the state you live in, additional resources, insights on the application and determination process, and suggestions on how to fully investigate and discern what is available in your state.