Second Wind for the Second Half: How Quarantine Can Energize Us to Promote Flourishing in the Lives of Adults with ID  

Presented via Zoom on May 7, 2020, by Stephanie O. Hubach

Quarantine presents special challenges and discouraging realities to both caregivers and adults with intellectual disability (ID). Perhaps you have pondered: do I really have the energy needed to craft a new plan for living during—and after—this time?

As we are homebound for the foreseeable future, pressing questions for caregivers mount:

  • Will my adult with ID have a job when things do open up again?
  • How can I creatively address the social isolation?
  • How can we find a new purpose in the midst of so many changes?
  • How can I help my family become all that God has created us to be?
  • Where can I find second wind for the second half of the race? 

This online training dives into today’s realities while offering creative, positive supports and strategies for making new plans in the midst of uncertainty. Steph challenges us to evaluate and problem-solve common ruts and routines. She also addresses:

  • Overcoming the current challenges in helping our adults with ID become all that God has created them to be
  • Creatively troubleshooting the loss of parental energy and motivation resulting from advocating over a long period of time
  • Creative ideas for helping your adult son or daughter reach their goals
  • Steps to form collaborative partnerships with others for realizing these goals

Steph Hubach is the author of Same Lake, Different Boat: Coming Alongside People Touched by Disability, Revised and Updated (P&R Publishers, 2020). To learn more about Steph or access additional resources, visit her website.