Supports for Community Living
Contains information about innovative and creative practices in person-centered residential supports. Information is also included about agencies that have converted from providing group home to individualized residential supports.
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Managed by: Angela Amado of Research and Training Center on Community Living, University of Minnesota
Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (19 Products)
Electronic Media (9 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (24 Products)
Other (2 Products)
People Who Can Help (7 Products)
Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
|504Plan - School Intervention and Strategies Plan for Selective Mutism|
This manual has information on developing and using a 504 Plan to help students who are selectively mute. It has ideas for achieving both social and academic success.
|A Review of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Program in Louisiana|
This report summarizes findings of a case study of Louisiana's Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services progam.
|Abilities: Canada's Lifestyle Magazine for People with Disabilities|
A quarterly magazine featuring many empowering and interesting articles
for people with disabilities. It has many articles for families.
|Autism & the Transition to Adulthood Success Beyond the Classroom|
This book is about the best ways to assist young adults with autism as they move from school to community life.
|Becoming Remarkably Able: Walking the Path to Talents, Interests, and Personal Growth|
This workbook helps youth who have autism identify their gifts and strengths.
|Celebrating the Ordinary: The Emergence of Options in Community Living as a Thoughtful Organization|
This book is about one of the first agencies in the country that was designed on the principles of person-centered planning and supportive living. It has stories, pictures, documents, and policies that tell its story over time.
|Critical Issues in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Contemporary Research, Practice, and Policy|
This manual explores emerging issues in the fields of intellectual and developmental disabilities in ten areas.
|Filthy Lucre: Creating Better Value in Long Term Supports|
This seminal article discusses issues of rate-setting and person-centered budgeting in support of self-determination
|Getting to Community: Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities in their Pursuit of the Good Life|
This book is about promoting self determination and great lives for people with disabilities.
|Group Homes for People with Intellectual Disabilities Encouraging Inclusion and Participation|
This book is about making community living better for people with disabilities.
|I Matter - So Does Your Cause - Starting a Nonrpofit|
This book takes you through the steps of starting a non-profit organization. It was written by an expert in development, management and fundraising.
|Informal Assessments for Transition: Independent Living and Community Participation|
This book has many checklists about being prepared to live and work in the community.
|Members of Each Other: Building Community in Company with People with Developmental Disabilities|
In 1996, this book set a strong values-based foundation for providing supports for individuals with disabilities. It is still a strong resource about person-centered planning and self-directed supports.
|Next Steps: The Journey So Far|
This report explains what service providers in Ireland are learning about making the switch to providing individualized supports to people with disabilities.
|One Person at a Time|
This book is about an agency that changed how it provided services. It tells life stories and explains agency changes that occurred when each person was listened to and supported one person at time.
|Roles Based Planning- Second Edition|
This book reviews social role valorization, individual rights, self-determination, and community integration. The author reflects on differences these innovations have made, and presents a model of his own. You can download the entire book as a PDF.
|Shared Living Guide|
The guide is about how to help people with developmental disabilities have a home and people to share everyday life with. It is written for states.
|Sharing Community: Strategies, Tips and Lessons Learned From Experiences of Community Building at Options|
Through photos and stories, this handbook has twenty tips and lessons for helping people with developmental disabilities to have community membership
|Statewide Transition Plan Toolkit for Alignment with the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Regulationís Setting Requirements|
This information brief helps states comply with regulation changes made in January, 2014. These new regulations said that HCBS services needed to be truly community-based.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
|Adult Family Homes and Family Home Agencies|
California has established Family Home Agencies as private organizations to recruit and approve Adult Family Homes, monitor and provide training. Homes support one or two adults with developmental disabilities in family residences as extended families.
|Center for Disability Information and Referral|
This Center is a primary source of quality information on disability for residents of Indiana.
|Centers for Independent Living|
This product is community centers that exist all around the United States, and World to assist persons with disabilities to leave institutions and live independently in the community. They are run by people with disabilities.
This program in Ohio helps people with disabilities become more involved in community activities.
|Community Entry Services|
This innovative, grassroots program provides both community living, and employment supports to people in Wyoming. It serves both people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, and those with acquired brain injuries.
|Community Living - British Columbia (CLBC)|
An examplary organization that provides community-based supports for people who have disabilities. It is located in British Columbia, Canada.
|Federated Human Service Cooperative|
This group helps people with disabilities and their families set-up local provider organizations. They have a helpful website and an online newsletter.
|Inclusion Research Institute|
A research and information center that shares ideas about recent innovations promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all types of settings.
|Integrated Behavioral Systems (IBS)|
This company helps school districts improve services for students who have autism. They also can help community agencies.
|Jay Nolan Community Services|
A Calfornia agency for people with autism which closed 13 group homes.
An organization that helps people from England and Wales to live independently in their own homes. It also seeks to allow members to share their skills and talents with each other and with their communities.
|KFI (Katahdin Friends, Inc.)|
An award-winning agency in Maine known for providing individualized support.
|Minnesota Association of Centers for Independent Living (MACIL)|
MACIL is an organization dedicated to providing information about independent living and services available to Minnesotans that are provided by Minnesota's eight Centers for Independent Living (CILs).
|Monadnock Developmental Services|
A pioneering agency in supporting self-determination
|Mountain Regional Services, Inc.|
A program in Wyoming especially for people who have dual diagnoses
|National Organization on Disability (NOD)|
The mission of The National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) is to expand the participation and contribution of Americaís 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
This innovative agency based in New Jersey is known for helping people with disabilities set-up their own supports and become more included in the community.
|Onondaga Community Living|
Innovate supported living and supported employment in New York
|Research and Training Center on Community Living|
This Center is a national leader in creating and sharing knowledge that helps people with disabilities be active members of their communities.
|Shared Support Maryland, Inc.|
This agency takes pride in providing completely personalized support to over 40 individuals with significant developmental disabilities.
|Social Development Partnerships Program-Disability Component|
This Canadian government initiative supports full inclusion of people with disabilities.
|Spectrum Society for Community Living|
An organization in Vancouver, Canada that supports people with disabilities to live in, and be active members of their communities.
|Supported Community Living program in Midland, Michigan|
An award-winning approach to supporting persons with developmental disabilities toward full community inclusion
|We Care A Lot Foundation|
This Northern California organization offers many programs to help people with disabilities live good lives in the community. Some of their programs are led by self-advocates.
People Who Can Help
Angela Amado has conducted training throughout the U.S., Canada, and also in the Netherlands and Israel on person-centered planning, friendships between people with and without developmental disabilities, community building, self-determination, and per...
Mike works from a citizen-centered perspective with local people at the center. The focus is on two organizing questions: organizing local citizens and their allies to mobilize their local resources to work together to solve problems, and how agencies ...
My research interests include community living, family supports, recreation, meaningful daytimes, and the social geography of disability.
Onondaga Community Living (OCL) is an organization that transitioned from providing group home services to personalized services. We provide personalized suports to adults with developmental disabilities in every type of service that we do, whether it ...
I am the CEO and co-founder of Neighbours, Inc, an innovative organization providing self-directed supports to people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I regularly provide training and consultation on all aspects of organizational change (moving to self...
Peter Leidy is a speaker, consultant and writer on many issues involving disability. He also writes and sings funny songs about life in the human services system.
Peter consults with individuals, families, organizations, counties, and states in ar...
Dr. Stancliffe is a specialist in reserach and evaluation of many aspects of community living. His interests include self-determination, (individualized) funding, supported living, Active Support, and costs. He has conducted many studies about cost-...
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