Tag: housing

Don’t let my son plunge off the ‘disability cliff’ when I’m gone

USA Today reports on the urgency of developing lifelong supports for adults with I/DD, including the need for more intentional communities.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.familiesspeakingup.com/2018/04/17/dont-let-my-son-plunge-off-the-disability-cliff-when-im-gone/

Together for Choice’s First Newsletter

Check out the first newsletter from national housing choice advocacy group and our friends Together For Choice. They’ve had an eventful first year!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.familiesspeakingup.com/2018/02/07/together-for-choices-first-newsletter/

65 Organizations Sign Letter to CMS Promoting Housing Choice

65 Organizations recently wrote CMS in response to alarming demands for an expanded process of heightened scrutiny submitted by the “HCBS Advocacy Coalition.”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.familiesspeakingup.com/2017/07/30/20-organizations-sign-letter-to-cms-promoting-housing-choice/

Adults with Disabilities Deserve the Right to Choose Where to Live

Amy Lutz nails it again with this compelling piece on housing choice in Spectrum News.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.familiesspeakingup.com/2017/06/15/adults-with-disabilities-deserve-the-right-to-choose-where-to-live/

Presume Beneficence – Psychology Today

Bravo to Amy Lutz who says that “parents are part of the autistic and I/DD communities, not the enemy.”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.familiesspeakingup.com/2017/06/15/presume-beneficence-psychology-today/

Report to the Ford Foundation: Homes For Life Planned Community in DE

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Homes for Life report to the Ford Foundation that outlines plans for building an intentional community in Delaware.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.familiesspeakingup.com/2017/04/06/homes-for-life-planned-community-report-to-the-ford-foundation/

Editorial by Dr. David Mandell – A House is Not a Home: The Great Divide in Autism Care

Dr. Mandell writes a research-based editorial article urging for more studies on housing options and their effect on outcomes in adults on the autism spectrum.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.familiesspeakingup.com/2016/12/01/a-house-is-not-a-home-the-great-divide-in-autism-care/

Jill Escher: The Federal Government’s Quiet War Against Adults with Autism (Part 1)

Though few are aware, a new policy threatens nationwide dismantling of autism-friendly adult programs and housing.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.familiesspeakingup.com/2016/09/17/jill-escher-the-federal-governments-quiet-war-against-adults-with-autism-part-ii/

Rolling Stone Feature – Luke’s Best Chance: One Man’s Fight for His Autistic Son

The compelling feature by Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Solotaroff, “Luke’s Best Chance” is generating a lot of buzz in the disabilities world. Self-advocates and ideologues are calling the article “dehumanizing” while many parents are praising the article for shedding a light on issues impacting individuals with severe disabilities.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.familiesspeakingup.com/2016/07/30/rolling-stone-feature-lukes-best-chance-one-mans-fight-for-his-autistic-son/

Jill Escher: “The Impossible Odds of Creating Autism Housing Are Getting More Impossible”

In Jill Escher’s recent piece, she maintains that “We should be collectively ashamed at our abject failure to create viable housing options for DD adults in our communities.” She also responds to Paul Solotaroff’s Rolling Stone article, “Luke’s Best Chance.”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.familiesspeakingup.com/2016/07/30/jill-escher-the-impossible-odds-of-creating-autism-housing-are-getting-more-impossible/

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