Levels of independence vary widely among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Your loved one might seek independence, but not be prepared for the responsibility. Conversely, they may be prepared for independent living, but unable to find safe, adequate housing.
A lack of safe and affordable housing is the No. 1 issue facing people with IDD, according to The Arc, an organization that protects the rights of and promotes inclusion for people with IDD. In addition, the need for quality housing is outpacing availability. The first wave of children diagnosed with Autism have come of age with 500,000 more to follow over the next 15 to 20 years. So what is the solution?
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