Adult Housing Considerations
Location: There may not be an option near you if that is important to you, while at the same time options near you may not be best for the person with FXS.
Roommates: When receiving public funding, parents can’t usually pick the roommates, that is, there’s little control over the people who live with the person with FXS. The roommates could also change, which could happen without your knowledge.
Staff Turnover: There can be frequent staff turnover.
Educational/Life Skills Component: Do you want to have a situation that is more educationally based, not really a college, but somewhere in between?
Housing Options: There are a range of living situations that may be considered, depending on the person’s level of independence and the source of funding, among other aspects — everything from a more segregated setting to an independent setting.
Section 8 Vouchers: This is a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program, which is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled, to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.