June 24th 2019
A group comprising of specialists such as law and welfare was formed in Chuo ward, Osaka City, to ensure that children with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their siblings can live with peace of mind even when their parents are missing. All members of the group are family members and relatives of disabled people, who can give advice by following the feelings of the parties. This is a rare initiative nationwide, and will receive various consultations at a single stop, and will hold the first seminar on July 27th 2019 to disseminate information.
According to the founder and lifelong counselor Fujii Nao (46), many people with intellectual or developmental disabilities need support for their food, clothing, and housing and financial management if they lose their parents. Become. Even when entering a facility, assistance in finding properties and procedures is essential. However, few parents have prepared for such a future, and most of them have no knowledge.
Fujii herself is also the mother of a eldest daughter, Rin (16), who has a severe intellectual disability and both legs. If this is the case, it may be that the second woman, Mr. Sato (10), may take care of her sister, and I have a sense of crisis and I have started studying about legal preparation.
On the other hand, I heard many voices that there are no places for parents of disabled people to consult through work etc. I felt that I needed to accept a wide range of consultations and connect with experts.
Therefore, among the colleagues and friends who have relationships with each other as the same family for the disabled, we called on specialists who can think of the position of the consultant first to cooperate, and launched the network in April this year. There are 10 members, including tax accountants, social insurance workers, life planners of insurance companies and counselors for disabled people. It becomes a general incorporated corporation on the 26th of this month.
The reason for not calling the name of the network as “after death” as “after death” is to make people realize that children with disabilities will be left behind even if they become old or sick and not just because of a bereavement. In the future, they will hold seminars once a month and disseminate information on themes such as “money” and “housing”. We are also considering seminars targeted at single children and single mothers.
Those who wish to consult with the group will be asked to fill in the questions and concerns on the questionnaires distributed at each venue, and if there is hope, members will respond individually. Even if the consultation can not be solved over the network, as much as is possible the best efforts to connect with trusted organizations and personnel will be made.
Fujii said, “I would like to improve my skills with a sincere attitude as the group grows with everyone participating in the seminar. I hope that I can help them sort out vague anxieties and worries little by little.”
■ Seminar on July 27
The first seminar organized by the Kansai Network will be held from 2 pm on July 27 at the Municipal Children’s Cultural Center (Cleo Osaka Nishiuchi) in Ryohana Ward, Osaka. The members talk about the importance of general issues and preparation with the title, “What we can do now for” Attacking Parents “.
Participation fee 2000 yen. Fill in the address, the name, the number of participants, and the names of all the members in the round-trip postcard, and go to the 3 12 EDGE Honcho 3F “Parental Counseling Room Kansai Network” in Minamihoncho 2, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0054. July 10 postmark valid.