Karen Lindell Discusses the Needs of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

A Chronicle of Social Changes article highlighted Skadden fellow Karen Lindell's ('14) work helping youth with complex health needs transition out of the foster care system ("More Sophisticated Transition Planning Needed for Foster Youth With Complex Needs," March 19). "Many youth with disabilities are wrongly presumed to be unfit for family-based placements, and so they grow up in group homes or institutions. These restrictive settings provide less interactions with the community, and fail to teach the independent living skills necessary to succeed in adulthood," Karen said.