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Thank you all for your thoughtful responses.

I am trying to work with the positives. DD's injury has turned her into a very negative person, who balks at the various possibilities that I uncover. I find that it helps if I introduce something, and then bring it up again and again, to get her used to the idea.

Ralph, your situation with your son is something I have been looking for here in California, and cannot find. What is your home state? I heard that kind of facility with social security paying was available in Washington state, for example.

My DD is on SSI not Soc Sec Disability....fewer resources as far as I can tell.(Prior to her brain injury, she was physically ill for many years and did not have enough SS quarters to be covered.)

I am looking into residential possibilities because I know I cannot keep up the pace required for her care. Breaks my heart, but sooner or later she will be totally without any family resources, and I must prepare both her and myself for that.

In the meantime, I am trying to keep the 14 year old on an even keel. He is hurting.
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