I know this is a longshot but I'm hoping maybe some other VMBer has been in a similar enough situation as me to offer a little advice. My 24 year old son has both Autism and what has so far been diagnosed as Bipolar disorder. Over the last three years, he has also had 4 psychotic episodes, 1 that resulted in legal issues and 3 that resulted in hospitalization. He currently receives Social Security and has a case manager assigned though the county in addition to behavioral and nurse services. Here is the current situation and what I'm struggling with. His new case manager was assigned about 2 months ago and this is her 1st job out of school so she's trying but is very inexperienced. The county is trying to push to have him placed in an independent apartment where the behavioral workers would check on him a few times per week and the nurse would visit once per week to set up his med machine. I have very serious concerns about this plan as even with the med machine, I still have to remind him to take his meds 3X a day and his doctors have been advising me for a long time that he isn't going to be able to be independent. He seems very anxious about the idea of being mostly on his own, even though he would still live within 15 minutes or so of me. I'm considering that I may need to push for guardianship and look for a private solution to the housing situation but that is the part where I'm not finding a lot of good advice or resources from local agencies. I know that given the size of the lot my current house sits on, I could either add on or convert some existing space to an accessory dwelling unit (granny flat). I would prefer that we work towards him having more of his own space. I had looked at the possibility of a duplex but most of them are not in a condition I would be happy with. A lot of the caregiving is obviously still going to fall on me, which is not ideal, but that would give me more time to continue to advocate for him to the county for more services. I don't feel like any of the options I have are great, so I'm wondering what others with family members with special needs might have done. Thanks in advance.