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Abuse of People with Disabilities: Victims and Their Families Speak Out

Spectrum Institute

A report of the 2012 National Survey on Abuse of Individuals with Disabilities. The mission of this study is to identify ways to reduce the…
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CMS Final Rule Implementation & State Transition Plans

Madison House Autism Foundation

The presentation was prepared by Desiree Kameka and presented at the 2016 ACCSES Conference in Washington, DC. It contains: Where to find direct information about…
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Lifespan Transitions Center

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence

The Lifespan Transitions Center offers resources, training, technical assistance, and consultation to support the successful transition of individuals with autism and multiple disabilities throughout their…
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You Aut to Know: Autism and Sleep Problems

Madison House Autism Foundation

Self-advocate and MHAF staffer, Kyle Gosweiler, discusses autism and sleep problems and offers some suggestions for a good night's sleep.
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Novel Situations: A Huge Stressor for Adults with Autism

Madison House Autism Foundation, Kyle Gosweiler

Even in settings that that are supposed to be enjoyable, people with autism usually react negatively because they haven’t experienced them before.  Self-Advocate and MHAF…
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State of the States in Developmental Disabilities

University of Colorado

Established in 1982 to investigate the determinants of public spending for intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) services in the United States, the project maintains a…
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How to Improve Employment for Those with Disabilities: Flexible Policy, Research, and Choices

Coalition for Community Choice, Desiree Kameka

The interests, support needs and employment goals of those with I/DD are diverse. States are developing new policies that meet new federal guidelines.  This blog post…
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A Smith-Magenis Guidebook: Exploring Adult Residential Settings

PRISMS, Inc.

Recognizing the need to support those with Smith-Magenis Syndrome beyond school-age years, PRISMS formed a workgroup chartered to explore residential life post "high school" and…
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Built-in Accessibility: Unleashing Employment Potential in Adults with Autism

Madison House Autism Foundation

For young autistic adults and their families, not being able to find a job can be more than a temporary setback: it cranks up the…
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Who Decides Where Autistic Adults Live?

The Atlantic, Amy Lutz

This article is from The Atlantic.  For many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, campuses or farmsteads may be better options than small group homes. But…
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WEBINAR: “I Can’t Pay That!” — Social Security Overpayments and Low-Income Clients

Justice in Aging

In this webinar, “I Can’t Pay That!” — Social Security over payments and Low-Income Clients, Justice in Aging attorneys review what those options are and…
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Where will 4.903 Million Individuals Live

Madison House Autism Foundation

This video animation uses a simple to-scale graphic representation of the 4.903 million individuals with I/DD in the US and dramatically shows where and how…
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Learn the Steps, Get Employed

Autism Research Institute, Autistic Global Initiative

'Learn The Steps, Get Employed' is a video module series in collaboration between Uptimize and the Autistic Global Initiative, a program of the Autism Research…
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CrowdRise

CrowdRise

CrowdRise is a fundraising tool that enables an individual or charity to quickly set up a fundraising webpage and/or campaigns to raise money online.

Basic Training Overview of Visual Supports

Autism Housing Pathways, Inc.

This free 22 minute video can be used to give a basic overview of visual supports to anyone supporting a person with autism. Ideally, the…
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The Permaculture City

Toby Hemenway

In his latest book, bestselling permaculture author Toby Hemenway (Gaia’s Garden) demonstrates that the same nature-based approach that works to grow food—connecting the pieces of…
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Person Centered Thinking and Training Series

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing

Person-Centered Thinking training is an instructor based training focused on changing perspectives from caring for people to providing balanced support between what is important to…
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Individual Development Accounts

Corporation for Enterprise Development

An Individual Development Account (IDA) is a special savings account for people with low incomes. When you put your savings into an IDA, your savings…
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Lifeline Support for Affordable Communications

Federal Communications Commission

Lifeline is the Federal Communication Commission's program to make communication services more affordable for low income consumers. Consumers can purchase telephone services from participating providers…
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Merrill-Lynch Special Needs Calculator

Merrill Lynch

The Special Needs Calculator is designed to support and educate individuals who are planning for a person with special need's welfare. It asks five questions that provide an estimated dollar amount…
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Resources for Traveling with Disabilities

The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH), founded in 1976, is an educational nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the…
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PA Study on Housing Options for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

PA Bureau of Autism Services

After discussion of 22 housing models explored in PA, this report identifies short­ and long­term recommendations designed to remove these barriers and increase housing options…
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Ready. Get Set. Go! Guide to Becoming Independent

Youth For Education, Advocacy and Healthcare Council

This guide offers discussion content and checklists developed as part of a framework for transition planning to help youth and their families begin preparations for…
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ABLE Accounts, Trusts, Financial and Benefits Planning

ABLE National Resource Center

A recorded webinar organized by the ABLE National Resource Center.  A panel of experts explains how ABLE accounts might interact, and compare to, special needs trust,…
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‘Living with Disabilities’ Study

Easter Seals

Over 20 million American families today have at least one member with a disability. Government, non-profits, and the private sector have put into place many services…
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Neighbors International Resources

Neighbors International

Neighbors International publishes several helpful booklets for individuals on independence entitled You and Your Budgets, You and Your Home, Living Your Own Life, You and…
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Special Needs Alliance

Special Needs Alliance

The Special Needs Alliance is a national, non-profit organization committed to helping individuals with disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them.  Many of…
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The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities- Getting the Community Life You Want

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center

This guide contains information about the HCBS Final Settings Rule. There are resources that help provide your support coordinator and service providers. These resources give…
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FRED 2013: Citizenship video

Fred Conference

The panel presentation starts with a video from Bittersweet Farm and continues into discussion about how adults with I/DD become valued citizens and really feel…
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Workbook: It’s My Choice

Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities Department of Administration

The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities published this guide and workbook as a tool to be used in person-centered planning process and/or transition periods.…
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FRED 2013: Plain Facts about the Future

Fred Conference

Panel presentation to discuss the challenges of meeting the adult needs of adults with autism and other I/DDs.
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FRED 2013: Non-Profit Success and Your Impact Statement

FRED Conference

Presentation from the FRED 2013 conference on building successful non-profit, "Your Impact Statement", and how to market your concepts.  
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FRED 2013: Transition and your IEP Rights

FRED Conference

The introduction to the FRED Conference is in the beginning of this video, but starting at 14:45 is a session on 'Planning for the Future:…
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Curriculum: A Place Where I Belong

The Arc of Putnam County & The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council publishes a curriculum assisting people with disabilities who want to find a home of their own. The curriculum offers guidance…
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‘Living with Autism’ Study

Mass Mutual & Easter Seals

Sponsored by Mass Mutual, this study highlights primary issues facing individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. The study focuses on the many challenges…
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Practical Information About Buying or Renting a Home

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council published a guide to help individuals with intellectual / developmental disabilities understand the differences between owning a home and renting…
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Directory of Independent Living Centers

Virtual CIL

A Center for Independent Living (CIL) is a nonprofit agency that assists people with all types of disabilities. CIL's are consumer-controlled. This means that the…
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Easter Seals Sibling Study

Easter Seals

How is life different for adults who have siblings with developmental disabilities?  Many have assumed – or will assume – primary care giving responsibilities for…
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Autistic Home Decorating: Make your home autism friendly

Friendship Circle Blog

Families in the autism community do what they have to do to make their homes livable, as special interests and sensory integration become a huge…
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2-1-1 Get Connected. Get Answers

United Way Worldwide

Free and confidential, 2-1-1 is a referral and information helpline and website. People of all ages and from all communities are connected with essential health…
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A New Way to Create a Letter of Intent

Friendship Circle

"The Letter of Intent is a document that you create that passes vital information about a person with a disability to future caregivers.  It can include such…
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2015 Tips for the Social Marketer Cheat Sheet: Facebook

Marketo Inc.

This Facebook cheat sheet covers how to build your brand presence, build your fanbase, advertise, and optimize your advertisements.  
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Living, Learning, Linking: The 3LPlace Transition Curriculum

3LPlace

This 600+ page Transition Curriculum represents a first step in changing the paradigm of how transition from adolescence to adulthood is approached in education and…
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Living Tiny Legally

Tiny House Expedition

A Three Part Docu-Series provides an in-depth, inside look into how a handful of cities from all over the country are making legal tiny housing and…
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Pocket Neighborhoods

Pocket neighborhoods, Ross Chapin

Ross Chapin is an architect and a visionary who believes we must increase ‘social capitol’ and that intentionally designed neighborhoods with modest homes and a…
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Lifeline Program

Universal Service Administrative Company

The Lifeline Program is a federal program that provides a monthly discount on a landline or wireless phone service to eligible low-income households.
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Are Tiny Homes the Key to Fighting Homelessness?

Yes! Magazine

This article discusses how several cities across the country have started using clusters of tiny homes and a larger multi-use common house as an affordable…
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Dimensions of Quality Supportive Housing

CSH & MetLife Foundation

For those wishing to develop or are managing supportive housing options, this is a must-read resource! CSH designed the Dimensions of Quality (DOQ) Supportive Housing…
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Letting Go video

Autism Services Center

This father shares what many parents face when their adult son or daughter with disabilities decides to move out and transition into their new home.
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What Matters Most, YouTube channel

What Matters Most

Founded by an advisory council of parents and allies, the What Matters Most Campaign is dedicated to uniting the voices of people directly impacted by…
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Kira and SSDI Funding Cuts

The Arc of NC

A POWERFUL video on the drastic consequences of social security funding cuts. Thank you Kira for being willing to share!
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CCC HCBS Final Rule and State Transition Plan Mini-toolkit

Coalition for Community Choice

This 2-page guide covers the timeline and offers links to resources from the release of the new federal regulations "Final Rule" regarding HCBS waivers, the…
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CCC Policy Brief: New HCBS Regulations

Coalition for Community Choice

In January 2014, new regulations were released that influence waiver funding, generally called Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) waivers. These waivers are different in…

Challenges of Activities of Daily Living

Interactive Autism Network

This article explains how sensory, motor, and social issues can make activities of daily living particularly difficult for those living with an autism spectrum disorder.…

Daily Living Skills: A Key To Independence For People With Autism

Interactive Autism Network, Marina Sarris

Article that discusses the importance of adaptive skills for the transition to adulthood. Mr. Zaks, now a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and other experts say adaptive…
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CCC Frequently Asked Questions About the New HCBS Regulations

Coalition for Community Choice

This is a compilation of FAQs about the new HCBS regulations. It builds upon the CCC Policy Brief.
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CCC Guidance to State Leaders for Implementing Their Mandated State Transition Plan

Coalition for Community Choice

This handout offers legislators, other state leaders, and advocates important guidance as state policy is being assessed and revised to meet the new federal Final…
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Residential Information Systems Project

University of Minnesota, Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration

For over 20 years, the National Residential Information Systems Project (RISP) has gathered, maintained, and analyzed longitudinal data on Medicaid funded residential and in-home supports…
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CCC: What Intentional Communities Are and Are Not

Coalition for Community Choice

This 2-page document helps explain neurodiverse intentional communities and how they are emerging within the evolution of supports for those with disabilities.
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Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America- RESNA

RESNA

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America works towards maximizing the overall health of individuals with disabilities through the use of technology and…
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GRASP: Aspie Support Groups

Global & Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership (GRASP)

Webpage that allows individuals with Asperger's Syndrome to connect as part of the Global and Regional Aspergers Syndrome Partnership (GRASP). Apply for a membership with GRASP by…
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The Journey to Community Housing with Supports: A Road Map for Individualsand Their Families in New Jersey

Autism New Jersey, Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey

This guide provides easy-to-understand information, advice and guidance about community housing and supportive services in New Jersey. Although the suggestions may be NJ specific, the…
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Autism-Friendly Design Ideas

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Autism Research

Overview of home design considerations that accommodate sensory processing issues of adults and children on the autism spectrum. This downloadable article provides an outline of…
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Online Course: BILT Course (Building Independence for Daily Living)

Autistic Global Initiative, Autism Research Institute

The BILT™ Course (formerly AGI Residential/Daily Living) will help course participants learn approaches and methods to support individuals with autism with activities of daily living…
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Online Course: The Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood for Individuals with Autism

Autism Speaks and Houlton Institute

This two-course, expert-led, series is focused on the aspects and competencies necessary in order to navigate the transition process; preparing for the transition of individuals…
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Family-Centered Transition Planning

Autism Research Institute

Video outlining processes for implementing a Family-Centered Transition Planning model for youth and young adults with autism spectrum disorders. Research demonstrates the effectiveness of Family-Centered Transition…
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What Comes Next? Adult Transition

Autism Research Institute

Video: Dr. Black, a pediatric neuropsychologist and scientist at the NIH, discusses common problems that arise during the transition to adulthood for individuals with ASD. Young adults…
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Employment and Asperger Syndrome

Autism Research Institute

An expert on autism health policy and management discusses steps, advice, and resources for securing employment for adults on the spectrum. Resources include the Asperger…
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About the AGI Young Leaders Division

Autism Research Institute

If you are a motivated young adult on the autism spectrum who wants to serve other members of the autism community and develop your advocacy…
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A Closer Look at the New ABLE Programs

ABLE National Resource Center

With the recent launch of the Ohio, Tennessee, Nebraska, and Florida State ABLE programs, the ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) creates a webinar to help…
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Overview of Current Adult Autism Housing Options

Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area

Developed for CA, this resource describes 8 types of ASD housing and support options along with their pros and cons. They include: staying in the…
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The Case For Inclusion

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

UCP’s annual report, The Case for Inclusion, ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC) on outcomes for Americans with intellectual and developmental…
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Autism: Coming of Age

American Public Television

A short video that provides an inside look at the lives of three adults with autism who took advantage of housing and employment resources in…
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Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA (WWOOF-USA®)

WWOOF-USA

Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA is part of a worldwide effort to link visitors with organic farmers, promote an educational exchange, and build a…
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Village to Village Network (VTV Network)

Village to Village Network

The mission of VtV is to enable communities to establish and effectively manage aging in community organizations initiated and inspired by their members. Villages are…
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Strengths and Risk Inventory

Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

The person-centered planning process should address the challenges, risk factors, and rewards inherent for each person to live his/her life the way that he/she chooses.…
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Eden Princeton Lecture Series 2013 highlights

Eden Autism Services

These highlights of the Eden Princeton Lecture Series 2013 provide an overview of new concepts related to helping individuals with autism and their families. These…
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Self-Advocacy Brochure

Autistic Services, Inc

Brochure describing what self-advocacy is and how it pertains to individuals with autism. Explains how individuals with autism can grow in the ability to defend…
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Accessory Dwelling Units – Take the First Step

Accessory Dwellings Organization

This video describes what an accessory dwelling unit like like in different family arrangements.
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Housing Choice Voucher Fact Sheet

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe,…
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Exploring Single-Family Home Options

Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area

Presentation at Parents Helping Parents conference held May 10, 2014 in San Jose, California (thus the information is CA specific). Presenter is Jill Escher, president…
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Agri-burbs Attract Residents Seeking the Simple Life

Christine Birkner

Agriculture-focused real estate developments are springing up across the United States as Americans seek an alternative to assembly-line homes in traditional suburban developments. This article…
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Prevalence and correlates of postsecondary residential status among young adults with an autism spectrum disorder

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Washington University in St. Louis

This study examined the prevalence and correlates of three living arrangements (with a parent or guardian, independently or with a roommate, or in a supervised…
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Presentation on Emerging Housing Projects and Legislation

Madison House Autism Foundation and LTO Ventures

A presentation given at the Marbridge Executive Leadership Symposium, April 2014, on new trends in innovative housing opportunities across the country. Presenters are Desiree Kameka…
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Supported Living Options: The New Futures Initiative

Center for Independent Futures

With the New Futures Initiative, the Center for Independent Futures developed a step-by-step process that gives families the ability to open doors to supported living…
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Accessibility Checklist

Easter Seals

Specific information on making housing more accessible and ADA compliant. Includes helpful checklists.
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Alternative Housing Options for Individuals with Disabilities: A Guide for Forming and Implementing Community Partnerships

Center for Independent Futures

This guide assists individuals, their families, and social service organizations in the convening and formation of community partnerships for the purpose of creating affordable, sustainable,…
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Advancing Full Spectrum Housing

Arizona State University & SAARC

As a result of the first autism housing study, this report is 1 of 2 resources that details evidence-based housing design elements for those with autism…
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Case Study in Maine: Conversion from Sheltered Workshops to Integrated Employment

George Washington University

This study explains the difference between sheltered workshops and integrated employment as approaches to providing employment for people with disabilities, and the outcomes of employment…
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A city for Marc: an inclusive urban design approach to planning for adults with autism

Kansas State University

Kansas State University landscape architecture student Elizabeth Decker created a toolkit to promote urban environments that are inclusive of her younger brother, Marc who is…
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7 Tracking Devices to Find a Lost Child with Autism

Friendship Circle

This blogpost describes 7 products that can be used to find a lost child or adult on the autism spectrum. With more children with autism…
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The Autism-Inclusive Multiplex

Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area

Jill Escher, Claradon Properties LLC, discusses how investors can acquire multi-family property for the purpose of renting out a subset of units to individuals with…
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Home Remodeling for People with Disabilities: What You Need to Know

Expertise.com

Advice for remodeling homes for people with disabilities. Information pertains to individuals with disabilities, veterans living with disabilities, and seniors aging in place.  A guide to financial and legal…
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Emma and Big Wave

Big Wave

The Big Wave project is a live/work community that will foster independence for adults with developmental disabilities. Located near Half Moon Bay, 30 minutes south…
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Autism Housing Pathways

Autism Housing Pathways

Although Massachusetts specific, Autism Housing Pathways (AHP) is an amazing grassroots effort that should be replicated in every state! AHP was created to provide information, support…
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A Parent Story: Letting Go

Autism Services Center

A father shares what many parents face when their adult son or daughter with disabilities decides to move out and transition into their own home.  
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HUD Office & Resource Locator

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

The HUD (Housing and Urban Development) Resource Locator is a searchable data base of affordable housing opportunities, affordable special needs housing, HUD offices, local public housing…
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Evaluating the College Transition Needs of Individuals with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

Hammill Institute on Disabilities

This source discusses the unique challenges that students with ASD face when transitioning to postsecondary education. The article illustrates various obstacle categories including communication, socialization,…
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After High School: A First Look at the Postschool Experiences of Youth with Disabilities

U.S. Department of Education

This 2005 longitudinal study introduces information about the experiences and achievements of youth with disabilities in their postsecondary years as well as their transition into…
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Social Security Administration: Adult Disability Starter Kit

Social Security Administration

A list of resources suggested by the Social Security Administration to review before applying for SSI or SSDI funding.
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State Medicaid Integration Tracker

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities

The State Medicaid Integration Tracker© is published each month by the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD).  It focuses on the status…
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Managing the Transition Process from High School to College and Beyond: Challenges for Individuals, Families, and Society

Asperger Center for Education and Training

This article addresses the transition to adulthood for adults with ASD. The article provides examples of obstacles in social skills, receptive language, executive functions, transportation,…
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Handouts Related to Transition

PACER Center

A repository of free downloadable PDF's on topics related to the transition of individuals with I/DD to adulthood. Handouts include "Be Your Own Best Advocate",…
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The Economic Impact of Autism on Families

The Atlantic, Laura McKenna

This article from The Atlantic discusses the potential economic hardships facing parents of autistic children.  It also provides statistics and analysis.
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The State of the Nation: Accessing and Tackling the Data to Help Support Choice

Madison House Autism Foundation, Coalition for Community Choice, Desiree Kameka

PDF document of the presentation, "The State of the Nation: Accessing and Tackling the Data to Help Support Choice." Includes a walk-through of where to…
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List of Autism Speaks Resource Guides for Adults on the Spectrum

Autism Speaks

Collection of resources from Autism Speaks in Maryland. Resources include residential services, health services, and advocacy information websites.
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Added Value: Perspectives of Student Mentors working within a University Level Inclusive Education Program

ThinkCollege.net

An evaluation of inclusive programs in universities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions and experiences of peer…
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Sticker Mule

Sticker Mule is a tool to create, proof, and order really great custom stickers and magnets for your organization or cause. They offer free online…
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25 Brilliant Tiny Homes That Will Inspire You To Live Small

Distractify

This blog post offers 25 different examples of tiny homes around the world ranging from $9,000-$60,000 to build. They are more energy efficient and sustainable…
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The Right Connections: Navigating the Workforce Development System

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability

Resources for youth with disabilities and the professionals that assist them.  Access to information, industry employers, and other resources. Youth with disabilities can use these…
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College Admissions Testing and Autism

Autism Society of North Carolina

This blog, written by a parent advocate/trainer, provides information for individuals with autism to consider when seeking higher education opportunities.
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Legal and Financial Planning Steps Over a Lifetime

Foundation for Autism Support and Training

Toolkit from FAST with important steps to take for sake of your autistic adult's financial future. Includes contact information for financial planning agents as well…
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Myths v. Facts: Californiaʼs Adults with Autism/DD and the New Medicaid HCBS Rules

Autism Society of San Francisco Bay Area

This PDF document from Autism Society talks about "Myths v. Facts: Californiaʼs Adults with Autism/DD and the New Medicaid HCBS Rules" It is CA specific,…
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ADA training module from the Job Accommodation Network

Job Accommodation Network

"Bridging the Gap Across Transition" is an 18 minute training module from the Job Accommodation Network that provides key information for youth with disabilities and…
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The 2020 Federal Youth Transition Plan: A Federal Interagency Strategy

Federal Partners in Transition Workgroup

The purpose of the 2020 Federal Youth Transition Plan: A Federal Interagency Strategy (2020 Plan) is to enhance interagency coordination, to develop compatible goals to…
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So you want to create some ASD adult housing?

Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area

This article will introduce you to different housing and support options for families to invest in while developing more housing options for people with autism…
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Federal Housing Resources Guide

Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.

This 2012 guide highlights many of the programs administered by HUD that are relevant to the housing needs of low-income people with disabilities including people…
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State of the States of Services and Supports for People with ASD

Medicaid with L&M Policy Research

The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) State of the States of Services and Supports for People with ASD report stemmed from the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee’s…
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Federal Funding and Support Opportunities for Respite Building

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

This guide outlines the major sources of federal funding that states are using or could potentially use for some aspect of respite service improvement or…
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Financial Resources to Rent and Buy a Home

The Arc- Autism Now

This article will introduce you to housing supports for people with autism and other developmental disabilities, and give you tips to help you navigate the…

The Housing Resource Guide

Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD

The Guide begins with an overview of housing options in the state and how those have been shaped. We then set out paths and options that…
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SSI / SSDI: Take BEST Questionnaire

U.S. Social Security Administration

Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) questionnaire helps you determine eligibility for Social Security administered benefits. This tool lists benefits and application information.
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Sample letter asking for municipal planning documents to include housing for adults with I/DD

Autism Society: San Francisco Bay Area

One way to help increase the supply of housing options for adults with autism is to ensure local municipal General Plans provide for low-income housing…
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Person-Centered Thinking and Planning

University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration

This manual is intended to be used as a resource in training programs on Person-Centered Planning. This manual was prepared as part of a two-year…
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MetLife Special Needs Planning Hotline & Special Needs Calculator

MetLife

MetLife provides information on financial planning and resources for people with special needs. Website includes basic steps, description of MetLife services, special needs calculator, and…
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2014 Priced Out Report

Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.

A biennial national rental housing study documenting the severity of the housing affordability crisis experienced by the lowest-income people with disabilities.
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Autism Speaks National Housing and Residential Supports Survey

Autism Speaks

The Autism Speaks National Housing and Residential Supports Survey outlines the support needs, future concerns, type of home, and type of setting that is desired…
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A Sensory Friendly Home

Friendship Circle

This e-book is full of the ideas that were researched, experimented and dreamed of for a sensory-friendly home – some are small changes and some…
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9 Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Home

Rainbow Acres

This link enables the user to download a free ebook with information and questions one should ask when choosing a home and residential supports. It was…
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Autism Transition Handbook

Autism Transition Handbook

Making the transition from school to adult life is challenging for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families because federally mandated educational supports stop…
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Autism Transition Resources: Moving from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

This Brochure from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides a list of links to substantial information about the transition from a pediatrics office to a…
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CMS Guidance: Planned Construction of Presumed Institutional Settings

Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS)

Guidance from CMS regarding the use of HCBS waiver funding in projects under development. These are not regulations, but can create barriers to your states…
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Making Homes That Work

George Braddock and John Rowell

This booklet provides ideas, alternatives and tips on how traditional support combined with modifications to the physical environment can create a successful home life for individuals on…
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Successfully Receive Social Security Disability Benefits with Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation

This article is a guide to obtaining Social Security Disability B