By Kristin Bogart
Parents and caregivers have found it challenging to find suitable housing for adults with learning or developmental disabilities. Affordability, accessibility, and discrimination are just some of the many issues that have turned the issue into a national crisis.
On the housing side, organizations face challenges with policies and regulations, the diverse needs and levels of independence of their tenants, aligning services with employment opportunities, managing transportation, and more.
Adult services may be limited and difficult to access, so how does a parent deal with that nagging question that keeps them up at night: What will happen when I’m gone?
We invited three guests to talk about their unique experiences in developing housing options for their clients and/or adults with Fragile X syndrome.
Susan Buchanan is a parent who created housing for her son in their home.
Anita Inz placed her son in an apartment through POINT↗, an independent living program.
Our third guest, Dushawn Powell, is a social worker and director of the residential facility Hearts & Minds Inc.↗.
Each of our guests prepared a video about their story and housing solution prior to the live webinar. To view all three videos plus a replay of the live webinar, fill out the form here and you’ll receive access via email to view at your convenience.