We Help Parents of Children with Additional Needs Answer the Question:

What Will Happen To My Child When I’m No Longer Around?

We Help Parents of Children with Additional Needs Answer the Question:

What Will Happen To My Child When I’m No Longer Around?

Have you ever wondered?

How and where is my child going to live when I’m no longer around to protect them?

What will they do with their time when they leave school?

How will I be able to afford to give them the life I want for them? 

Have you ever wondered?

How and where is my child going to live when I’m no longer around to protect them? 

What will they do with their time when they leave school?

How will I be able to afford to give them the life I want for them? 

The Challenges…

Teaching them to do what they need to do to become more independent is difficult

The independence skills they need aren’t consistently being taught at school

After they leave school, we are not sure what’s next for them 

The amount of money we need for them to live semi or fully independently seems too high compared to what they will earn and what we will leave them 

Even if they did have the money, we don’t feel secure it won’t be wasted  

The Challenges…

Teaching them to do what they need to do to become more independent is difficult

The independence skills they need aren’t consistently being taught at school

After they leave school, we are not sure what’s next for them 

The amount of money we need for them to live semi or fully independently seems too high compared to what they will earn and what we will leave them 

Even if they did have the money, we don’t feel secure it won’t be wasted  

The answer is there is no single answer,
but several interrelated answers:

  • Them being able to care for themselves (with or without support) and live each day with dignity
  • Them having a purpose to their day, whether paid or voluntary, so there is a point to their day (and this activity also gives them valuable human interaction)
  • Them having the right financial plan so they will be able to afford a life and be protected against themselves

But the real prize is with this greater independence they get increased self-respect and pride in themselves. For us, it’s peace of mind and the knowledge that they will be less vulnerable because they have greater self-sufficiency. This destination is a better place to be. This makes the question of what happens when I’m no longer around seem less cataclysmic, where there’s no longer a cliff edge but a bridge to their lives when we are no longer around.

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Building Independence Skills

The answer is there is no single answer,

but several interrelated answers:

  • Them being able to care for themselves (with or without support) and live each day with dignity
  • Them having a purpose to their day, whether paid or voluntary, so there is a point to their day (and this activity also gives them valuable human interaction)
  • Them having the right financial plan so they will be able to afford a life and be protected against themselves

But the real prize is with this greater independence they get increased self-respect and pride in themselves. For us, it’s peace of mind and the knowledge that they will be less vulnerable because they have greater self-sufficiency. This destination is a better place to be. This makes the question of what happens when I’m no longer around seem less cataclysmic, where there’s no longer a cliff edge but a bridge to their lives when we are no longer around.

Learn About

Building Independence Skills

The Journey

You never start a journey without an idea of how to get there. The Red Giraffe Route Map™ uses this idea identifying 4 Lines to help guide you towards your destination.

Think of train maps and the lines you need to get on to arrive at your destination. The Red Giraffe Route Map™ uses this concept.

A functional life has a safe place to live and the ability to look after ourselves, these are Daily Living skills – represented by the Green Line.

A rewarding life has a day filled with activity, a Purpose, rather than days spent looking for ways to fill in time to alleviate boredom – represented by the Orange Line.

A safe life has Financial Security, a plan that includes sources of income and ways to protect money if appropriate – represented by the Blue Line.

A happy life has people in it, maybe not every day, but meaningful interactions when needed, this is Relationships – represented by the Purple Line.

The Journey

You never start a journey without an idea of how to get there. The Red Giraffe Route Map™ uses this idea identifying 4 Lines to help guide you towards your destination.

Think of train maps and the lines you need to get on to arrive at your destination. The Red Giraffe Route Map™ uses this concept.

A functional life has a safe place to live and the ability to look after ourselves, these are Daily Living skills – represented by the Green Line.

A rewarding life has a day filled with activity, a Purpose, rather than days spent looking for ways to fill in time to alleviate boredom – represented by the Orange Line.

A safe life has Financial Security, a plan that includes sources of income and ways to protect money if appropriate – represented by the Blue Line.

A happy life has people in it, maybe not every day, but meaningful interactions when needed, this is Relationships – represented by the Purple Line.

How We Can Help You

We offer online training and mentoring to support parents to help their children build the skills they need to live the life they deserve.

As parents we only want the best for our children and to know that they will be ok without us. We watch with fear and pride as they strive for more independence. We know that with greater independence their life options increase. And that’s where the new Building Independence Skills course comes in. It provides a simple structure you can use to support your child to do more for themselves.

This course is centred around learning and habit theory, making it easier to turn learned skills into routine behaviour, build new skills onto existing ones, and learn new skills. The result for your child will be increased confidence in their own ability. The result for you is more time to do the fun stuff because they do more of the everyday things for themselves. 

How We Can Help You

We offer online training and mentoring to support parents to help their children build the skills they need to live the life they deserve.

As parents we only want the best for our children and to know that they will be ok without us. We watch with fear and pride as they strive for more independence. We know that with greater independence their life options increase. And that’s where the new Building Independence Skills course comes in. It provides a simple structure you can use to support your child to do more for themselves.

This course is centred around learning and habit theory, making it easier to turn learned skills into routine behaviour, build new skills onto existing ones, and learn new skills. The result for your child will be increased confidence in their own ability. The result for you is more time to do the fun stuff because they do more of the everyday things for themselves.

Why Red Giraffe Exists?

Red Giraffe was named by our daughter. Her favourite colour is red. She is passionate about giraffes. Marry the two together and you get Red Giraffe.

As parents, when our daughter was born, we quickly learnt about the challenges she would face in her life. But like every parent we were determined that one day she would live as independently as was right for her. This meant her learning all the daily livings skills that equal independent living, having a purpose to her day and enjoying meaningful relationships. In short, all we want is for her to be safe, secure and live a rewarding and fulfilling life.

In the beginning, like most parents of children with additional needs, we didn’t have an answer. Worse, we didn’t know where to look.  But at those points of transformation, like moving schools, we realised we needed a robust plan for the future. If not, we could see that ‘cliff-edge’ becoming a reality where her life would simply stand still after the safety and structure of full time education.

This led us to think more deeply about her future. It led to the Expanding Worlds podcast then Red Giraffe Solutions, the four lines of the Route Map and now the Building Independence Skills Course.  

Learn About

Building Independence Skills

Why Red Giraffe Exists?

Red Giraffe was named by our daughter. Her favourite colour is red. She is passionate about giraffes. Marry the two together and you get Red Giraffe.

As parents, when our daughter was born, we quickly learnt about the challenges she would face in her life. But like every parent we were determined that one day she would live as independently as was right for her. This meant her learning all the daily livings skills that equal independent living, having a purpose to her day and enjoying meaningful relationships. In short, all we want is for her to be safe, secure and live a rewarding and fulfilling life.

In the beginning, like most parents of children with additional needs, we didn’t have an answer. Worse, we didn’t know where to look.  But at those points of transformation, like moving schools, we realised we needed a robust plan for the future. If not, we could see that ‘cliff-edge’ becoming a reality where her life would simply stand still after the safety and structure of full time education.

This led us to think more deeply about her future. It led to the Expanding Worlds podcast then Red Giraffe Solutions, the four lines of the Route Map and now the Building Independence Skills Course.  

Learn About

Building Independence Skills

Our Values

We are dedicated to a future where people with additional needs have the same opportunities as everyone to live, be valued and contribute to their local communities.

Change for people with additional needs is happening and we want to be part of that by actively supporting these UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. So every time anyone registers for one of our online courses, we make a donation through B1G1.com to help provide education for a child with additional needs.

Our Values

We are dedicated to a future where people with additional needs have the same opportunities as everyone to live, be valued and contribute to their local communities.

Change for people with additional needs is happening and we want to be part of that by actively supporting these UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. So every time anyone registers for one of our online courses, we make a donation through B1G1.com to help provide education for a child with additional needs.

Check Out the Building Independence Skills course to learn

Why every achievement, no matter how small, really matters

Why practice leads to automaticity and repeated behaviour

Why understanding the habit loop can help change behaviour 

How habit stacking can reduce the need for motivation 

How to use scaffolding to increase motivation to learn new skills 

How modelling behaviour can help increase the ability to learn new skills 

Register Now

Building Independence Skills

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Check Out the Building Independence Skills course to learn

Why every achievement, no matter how small, really matters

Why practice leads to automaticity and repeated behaviour

Why understanding the habit loop can help change behaviour 

How habit stacking can reduce the need for motivation 

How to use scaffolding to increase motivation to learn new skills 

How modelling behaviour can help increase the ability to learn new skills 

Register Now

Building Independence Skills

Click Red Button to Register

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