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Once people with disabilites turn 21 are they out of luck?

Updated on May 23, 2017

Once people with disabilities turn 21 are they out of luck?

How many people do you know in your life, have a disability of some kind? Sure some people’s disabilities might come up after an accident. Although everyone does have a disability which means they are limitless, but that is not the type of disability I am talking about, though? How many people do you know that were born with a disability? these people can be limitless but not very many people know them. This question is probably making most of you think do you know someone who was born with a disability? If you do what is your first thought of them? They need funding in order to get through life because people look at them and don’t want anything to do with them. I have seen it, happen but that is why we don’t give up. We keep fighting. At least that is what I am doing. Most people with disabilities get funding from companies in order to help them live, and when you are under eighteen it is all fine there is funding available, for you to get exercises or whatever you need until you reach eighteen. After you reach eighteen years of age though everything seems to stop. Even if you have a disability remember that you can do a limitless number of things if you put your mind to it.

Sure when you talk to people who are there to help people with special needs or some people like to call it a disability, they say that nothing stops until you are 21 and then you have to go into a rest home or figure out a way to get home care, but then why did it stop for me at 18? That is the question that I face every day. Sure there was other funding available that I found, but the people who helped me when I was younger weren’t there to help when I needed to find other funding. I had to research it on my own and ask people who had been through it before, with their family members what they did.

Everything is limitless you just have to find what works for you. It may seem like your out of luck but your not, you just need to search for what you are looking for maybe a lot in the searching department but you will find it just believe that everything is limitless and things will happen. Keep searching and talk to the right people and you will find what you are looking for your network of people is key so find the right network of people to help with a disabled person and see what they say.

You are not out of luck if you have a disability and you turn twenty- one or eighteen in my case. You just have to know who to talk to and where to look, sure it is a bit more work on your part but by the age of eighteen and older you should be able to do it yourself, don’t you think. Trying to get what we need, is sometimes hard because there is a lot more juggling because of how busy everyone’s lives become as you get older.

RDSP registered disability savings plan for people with disabilities to live when they are older.   All Children with Disabilities should have this we are still people after we are 21.
RDSP registered disability savings plan for people with disabilities to live when they are older. All Children with Disabilities should have this we are still people after we are 21.

Are people with disabilities out of luck after they turn 21?

Always remember the disability never goes away, so you will be dealing with this for the rest of your life. That is why there is a lot of searching involved because when you look for other funding you have to look really hard. Since there isn’t much help, from the funding programs that you had as a child searching is key. But don’t give up there is stuff out there, and the more people know about it, the better everything will be for others who, have disabilities but don’t know where to look for funding after you turn 18 and older. You always have help, available you just have to look for it and once you find it, you will be much happier, believe me, I was. Since I have, cerebral palsy I have had to look for other help with my exercises that I need to do daily in order to keep me mobile for the rest of my life. Check out ADDP, ODSP, and family respite if you need it. Don’t give up looking. There is stuff out there.

Having a disability shouldn't stop anyone from getting to where they want to go limitlessly just work for what you want and you will get there, it takes hard work and dedication to do anything but it will be worth it in the end. People with disabilities can do anything they want they just have to work for it limitlessly in order to get it to where it is supposed to. People with disabilities know this and they work hard enough to get what they need to be done. It seems fine when they have to fund for the extra stuff that they need a little bit of extra help with but once they turn 21 it all goes away, they work limitlessly hard to get to where they are in their lives at the age of 21, but once all the funding goes away and they have to figure out there next step it feels as though they are in the limitless fight from the beginning again in order to continue to do what they are doing in there lives.

People with disabilities are not cured once they turn 21 they still need the help, but for the most part, they know how to prove that everything they can do can be done limitlessly. They are not cured of the disability that they have but that doesn't mean they can't do everything that everyone else can. Even though people are not cured once they turn 21 and most of the funding is gone, or it is not easy to find because after we turn 21 they make it much harder to obtain what someone with a disability needs.

There are limitless, things that people with disabilities will need for the rest of their lives in order to live a long and happy life. A job with understanding people to work with and understanding family and friends. There is much more that they need as well, these are just a few things.

There are free grants people can get for a child with special needs you just have to know where to look
There are free grants people can get for a child with special needs you just have to know where to look

A disability doesn't go away once a person turns 21

Most people with disabilities are born with them. Which means they are going to need help in order to live for the rest of their lives. So why is it so hard to find, other funding when the age of 21 is hit? People with disabilities have a limitless amount of limitations, and in order for them to get by as normal as possible, why is the funding taken away? It is not like they are limitlessly cured at 21. They still have the disability they were born with and they will have it for the rest of their lives, so why is that there is no help after you turn 18 or 21?

Do you know someone who is over the age of 21 and is disabled how do you think they are living? Let's Discuss

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    • Michaela Osiecki profile image

      Michaela 2 years ago from USA

      I deal with severe depression and social anxiety and that has made it very hard for me to find work and a place to live. I've been homeless before and not having access to medications or healthcare can make things very difficult.

      My boyfriend has Asperger's and so he deals with a lot of Social Security bullshit to try and get help.

    • louise-barraco profile image

      Louise Barraco 2 years ago from Ontario

      It is difficult, as I am 25 and still living with my parents, I have a physical and mental disability which can be hard to deal with when trying to find employment that is why I took up blogging. You should check out one of my other hubs called, limit vs no limit, it talks about my struggles and how I got through it.

    • denise.w.anderson profile image

      Denise W Anderson 2 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      I was thinking about this very issue just this morning. I have a daughter that is currently 28 years of age and she has disabilities. Hers, however, or emotional and intellectual in nature. So far, she has been living with us as her parents. She sees a number of doctors regularly, and is unable to work at regular employment. We have spent many hours as a family discussing the situation, and how to deal with it if something should happen to us.


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