Some people with a disability may live with their families or on their own. Others may need or prefer to live in more formally supportive environments, environments in which services related to their disability come to them. Families of trust beneficiaries can arrange for this.
Supported housing options:
AIM (Adults Independent and Motivated) is a parent-sponsored organization of working young adults with an intellectual disability who share a series of two-bedroom apartments in an apartment complex near a shopping center in southwest Austin. The parents met through Texas Parent2Parent.
CominTX (Community Independence of Texas) is a group of parents working to establish permanent, affordable, semi-supported housing for Level I autistic adults, apartments with a resident advisor such as those in college dorms. These parents began organizing through a Facebook group. Other families make less formal arrangements.
The Community for Permanent Supported Housing
The Community for Permanent Supported Housing, founded by two mothers of people with disabilities, is a non-profit which guides parents who are considering establishing such rental homes. These are not group homes with underpaid attendants. They are rental homes with very detailed roommate specifications. Some include arrangements for services and supports. Some do not.
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Elder law attorney, Terry Garrett, CELA, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is an Approved Guardianship Attorney. She assists people in elder law, estate and special needs planning, guardianship and settling estates. She graduated with honors from Cornell University. She was on the Dean’s List at Wharton Business School. She earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School, receiving the Parker Award and a Mellon Fellowship.