A recent U.S. based study in the Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities shows that very few parents of children with intellectual disabilities adequately plan for the future of their children. The key barriers? Fear, stress, high costs, and lack of time. The biggest reason, cited by 61 percent of parents, was a lack of residential, employment and recreational options and services.
Read the article here.
Here’s an interesting and timely story about a new housing model for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Over the coming weeks, we’ll look more closely at this community and other pertinent housing models around the world, and identify critical success factors and other key information.
The link to article about The Villages at Noah’s Landing in Jacksonville, Florida may be found here.
Click on the photo above for a touching side-story to the amazing Kings’ Cup victory. The post-game interview with Anze Kopitar and Chris Sutter may be found here. Enjoy!
Here’s another terrific example of a small organization in St. Louis providing opportunities to individuals with special needs. Click on the cupcake above to learn more!
Here’s a very cool idea for teaching and employing individuals with disabilities.