Housing: Starting the Journey
Will you be ready when it’s time for your son or daughter with a disability to move to a place of their own? The time to start planning is now! This Housing Project video gives you some groundwork from which to begin the journey.
This five part Housing Video Series called “Home Is…" features the voices of young adults with disabilities describing what “Home” means to them and what they have learned along the way. This series focuses on the multidimensional aspects of home - Home is not just a getting a “place” but getting “a life."
Housing: Starting the Journey : How do we start? (Step 1)Date: Monday, February 11, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 9:00 PMHelp your son or daughter get started with their vision for community living, housing, and services. An overview of housing and services options will be provided. Registration recommended for all three workshops in this series (Monday 2/11, Monday 2/25, Tuesday 3/12).
Housing: Starting the Journey : How is it paid for? (Step 2)Date: Monday, February 25, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 9:00 PMGain a “big picture” view of how housing is funded through federal, state, and county resources. Learn how your son or daughter can become eligible for and access funding. Topics include income supplements and budgets. Registration recommended for all three workshops in this series (Monday 2/11, Monday 2/25, Tuesday 3/12).
Housing: Starting the Journey : What are the options? (Step 3)Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 9:00 PMA more detailed explanation of individualized housing and services options will be provided by a panel of parents, young adults, and housing providers as they share their journeys through the process. Registration recommended for all three workshops in this series (Monday 2/11, Monday 2/25, Tuesday 3/12).
Special Events : PACER’s 15th Annual Housing Resource and Information FairDate: Saturday, April 13, 2019 — 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMFamilies can meet with service providers, state and county representatives, along with representatives from referral organizations to discuss housing options, services, supports, and related issues for children and young adults with disabilities.
Incorporating Home Living Skills Into Daily Life for Your Middle School YouthDate: Monday, August 19, 2019 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 AMCome have fun exploring the tools and technology to help your son or daughter learn and practice home living skills. Topics will include: Meal planning and cooking, healthy living and smart choices, safety and emergency services, shopping and managing money, communication and self-advocacy, recreation and leisure, transportation.
Tips When Considering Housing and Services
What is your son or daughter’s vision for independent living? What is important to and for her or him, and how can you support your youth most effectively? Every young adult has different abilities and needs for support, and some parents will need to be more involved in this process than others. This PACER Information Sheet can help.
Finding Housing for Youth with Disabilities Takes Determination and Creativity
For many people, moving to a place of their own is an important part of becoming independent. Although your young adult with a disability who strives toward this goal may face extra challenges, he or she can succeed in the search for housing that is affordable, accessible, and available by planning early and networking with others for creative alternatives.
PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment
Information about helping youth with disabilities become career and college ready
Family-to-Family Health Information Center
Information about the health care system, resources, and advocacy for families of children and youth with special health needs and disabilities.
Persons with disabilities will choose where they live, with whom, and in what type of housing.
An introduction was created with the help of focus groups comprised of people with disabilities and the Disability Linkage Line®. It was created for people with disabilities and their families to help people with disabilities apply person-centered principles to their life. It also helps families and case managers learn and activate person-centered processes.
Minnesota is driving toward fulfilling the vision of people with disabilities and older Minnesotans living, learning, working, and enjoying life in the most integrated setting. This document is produced by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to communicate expectations regarding person-centered practices with its lead agency partners: counties, tribes and health plans. The Department will work with lead agencies to implement this protocol across the long-term supports and services and mental health services systems.