The answer to the question how he is doing is actually always the same. "Tired." When I ask him what he did this week, the answer is "trying to rest."
In the unlikely case they would ever get another house and he was totally rested and therefore had energy, Ian would love to become a designer. With the money he is going to earn with that, he will help people. Especially children who are in a similar situation to himself.
He would still enjoy living together with his mother, but much more spacious with a large shared space and a spacious private place for both.