Where and how someone lives– housing and living options, community access, transportation, home adaptations and modifications.

Community Living

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!

F2F Resources

Partnering Together Newsletter
Getting Around in the Community

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Partnering Together Newsletter
Community Living issue

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LifeCourse Webinar: Focusing on Housing

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.

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Focusing on Housing: An Array of Options

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.

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Companion Model: A Shared Home, Shared Life Approach

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

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