You can help families infuse the concept of planning for adulthood into each stage of a child's life.
Education and disability professionals often hear familiar refrains from families with younger kids. For example, "We're just trying to get through the day. We don't have time to think about what adulthood will look like." Or, "They're in elementary school. It's too early to think about that."
Families have been conditioned to view transition as a thing that happens at a certain age, and are often left disappointed by the planning process. You can combat this rigid thinking by infusing the concept of planning for adulthood into each stage of a child's life.