At the point when it comes time for a youthful adult with special needs (YASN) to leave the nest, one of the most reasonable options for many is to move into a place with at least one other individuals who can help them balance the responsibilities and freedoms of independence with their interesting situations. The first question is, would you like to live with someone who has special needs akin to yours? Or on the other hand would it be smarter to live with a companion? Either way, there are a couple of options for a mostly-independent existence with at least one roommates.
Types of Residence with Roommates
- Private Residence: One of the best options when it is affordable is for 2-3 families that all have youthful adults with special needs to assemble their funds and purchase a single-family residence, and move all of them in together. (Obviously, this works best if the three are acquaintances or friends beforehand.) The families can direct their YASNs from afar, helping them learn to responsibly deal with bills, holding down a vocation, and keeping a house.
- Apartment Community: In most larger towns across the nation, there are community organizations that maintain at least one apartments for YASNs. Alternatively, several families that have YASNs can meet up and organize to lease several apartments in the same complex. This moving to college is a great alternative for parents who do not mind driving over to visit a couple of times a week and can help organize activities. This is great for families that have a dependable income yet do not have a ton of savings.
- Dedicated Community: Some independent-living facilities have special areas for or are completely given to YASNs, supporting between twelve and a hundred ‘cottages’ of 2-4 roommates who live respectively, sharing chores and participating in activities organized by the community. Some such facilities accept SSI payments, making them ideal for YASNs that are ‘officially’ disabled. Such communities often offer a stable routine, a great blend of activities, and (importantly!) safe transportation to shopping and workplaces.
Which is Best for Me?
In case you’re fairly certain that you want to live with at least one other person, yet you do not know which of your options is appropriate for your particular situation, here’s a short set of questions to answer.