Supported Community Living Pilot Project

The Supported Community Living Initiative Project aided the community, through local coalitions, in identifying and addressing locally relevant issues.

  • Activities built the community's assets while at the same time enhancing inclusion of individuals with disabilities.
  • Technical assistance focused on teaming skills and coalition activities; community development needs assessments and planning and cultural awareness (including people with disabilities).

The Supported Housing Initiative was created to address the lack of a systematic and comprehensive technical assistance approach that will guide individuals with developmental disabilities and their circles of support in assuming the leadership and self-determination abilities necessary to plan and pursue consumer choice in community outcomes. The project addressed this problem by implementing a comprehensive and systematic technical assistance model with participants and their circles and by exploring activities, characteristics, accomplishments, and barriers of these participants and their circles.

This project served to assist people with developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries in exploring "non-traditional" housing opportunities, such as home ownership, in order to improve their quality of life and expand their resources.

Resource Manual 2008 
(Click on sections below to access PDFs)
--Section 1, Housing Resources
--Section 2, Utilities Assistance Programs
--Section 3, Federal State Community Resources
--Section 4, Emergency Assistance
--Section 5, Legal Services
--Section 6, Employment
--Section 7, Self-Advocacy Informational Resources
--Section 8, Independent Living
--Section 9, Recreation Transportation
--Section 10, Medical Assistance Supplies
--Section 11, Assistive Technology 
--Section 12, Self-Advocacy Groups
Section 13, Education

"Changing the way housing and support services are provided for people with disabilities 
through training, technical assistance, and expanding their resources."


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