Why Your Teen Isn’t Fully Ready for Adult Decisions at On just about every parenting site I visit, there seems to be a general theme I see over and over. A parent poses a parenting question to the group about their 18 or 19 year-old child, and the comments pour in along the lines of, “They’re 18, time to let go!” This part of.
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Making Decisions for a Child with Special Needs Who Becomes an Adult Parents of children with special needs must be concerned with ensuring that medical and financial decisions will continue to be made in the child's best interest once the child reaches age 18 -- the age of legal capacity.