Your Vision - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Your Vision

Having a vision and working toward your goals becomes very helpful as you start supporting your young person with the transition to adulthood.

  • Where do they want to live?
  • How do they want to spend their time?
  • Where do they want to work?
  • Are we on track to help make these things happen?

Part of the FSCD assessment of needs process includes understanding your goals and the direction you want to take, based on a clear vision for your son or daughter’s future, regardless of their disability.

  • What does it mean to have a good life?
  • How do we help our children get there?
  • How do WE get there?

A vision for your child is developed and refined over time as you gain knowledge and understanding of your child and his or her disability.

  • It is a reflection of your understanding of your child and his or her place in the world
  • You do not need to know how this might be accomplished, simply know in your heart this is what you want for your child
  • It can include the next month, the next year, or further into the future
  • Start with whatever you’re comfortable with and know that it can and will change over time

The Resourcing Families website and Clarity of Vision video describe a vision as having a very clear idea and some positive dreams about what we want for somebody’s life by:

  • acting like a compass to guide you
  • helping you make a plan and stick to it
  • helping to shape your decisions
  • having people around you who can help you create the life you want
  • making a good life far more likely

Image of summarizing my visionIf expressing your vision is challenging, or if you want to spend some time with your son or daughter exploring their goals for the future, there are resources that can help your conversation:

Your Vision Tip Sheet (PDF, 2 pages)

Modified: 2015-10-06
PID: 17666