Housing for individuals with special needs is a constantly evolving and shifting medium; programs come and go, and new housing concepts are constantly being implemented, as old housing concepts fade from use. We have compiled a brief list of some of the more general housing definitions and concepts below; to read about the different housing definitions, concepts, and models – including the pros and cons of each model – in more detail you can subscribe to our Independent Living Program and Housing Project (link to), and become a part of our Member Directory (link to).
Housing Option Definitions
Remaining in the Family Home: Individuals with disabilities may choose to remain living in the family home, or in a home with relatives. For many individuals with disabilities, this living situation may be the best possible housing option. In fact, research has shown that a large percentage of adults with disabilities remain living at home with their family members as they age into adulthood. read more…..