It is so important for young neurodiverse adults to find community when they are making big life transitions. My last tip in this series is to help the young adult in your life get connected wherever they are headed off to.
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Hi, I’m JoyGenea, International Neurodiversity Coach.
So we are all the way up to #5. Isn’t that exciting? I’m excited. OK, you’re not. That’s fine. So what we’ve been talking about is launching young adults off into their next adventure, whatever that transition might look like. College, career, those types of things, but they’re moving on in a different way and that can create a variety of things.
So #5 on my list is helping them recognize and find spaces and places where they have like-minded people to hang out with and to engage with. Being able to connect with other people that might have neurodiversities, being able to connect with other people that share common interests, really, really important. And quite often during that transition phase, especially for a neurodiverse who might be more introverted, it can become really hard. The anxiety and social anxieties can really kick in. And before you know what, they’re isolated and now you’re dealing with some additional depression and those kind of things.
So a little bit of time and effort put into finding some organizations, some spaces, some places within the community where people share similar interests and possibly similar thinking styles that can really make a difference for that person moving on.
So I’m JoyGenea, thanks again for joining me and for learning a little bit more about transitioning young people into new and different adventures.