As a parent of an adult child with special needs, I can remember the angst my husband and I felt as she was getting older. What will happen to her when we no longer are able to take care of her? I remember going to the Arc of Wake County and speaking with Susan Read, the director at the time. My daughter was only 13 years old. I asked Susan at what point should I start looking into adult services for my daughter. She said, “Right now!” Here’s a great article to get you going.