When a child is young, they usually live with their family. As they leave school, the young adult and/or their family may want to change their living situation, perhaps attending college and living in a dormitory, or getting an apartment with a friend. Learning skills and having responsibilities as a child will help to prepare for living life as an adult in the way the person and their family envisions!
Learn about the current state of housing for people with developmental disabilities in Missouri, discover the work being done by the Missouri Inclusive Housing Development Corporation and Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities to identify housing needs, and hear about resources Missourians can access to assist them in finding a home they love.
Hear about the many options for living in the community, learn about supports people can access at home to be independent, and find tools that will help you decide the living option that fits your family’s situation.
Watch this presentation about the Companion Model: a new way of providing support to people with disabilities in the community! This training will give you information about shared living, host homes, and the companion model, the differences between a companion and a traditional shift staff, and lessons learned from a companion model provider here in Missouri