Where to Live?
A variety of residential options are available so individuals and their families can select the one that best suits their needs. Much depends on your ability and desire to live independently and a careful assessment of how much care and support will be necessary. Residential options include the following:
- Community Residences vary from small family group homes to larger residential facilities. All residences provide structured care and support for adults with developmental disabilities.
- Semi-independent Living assists adults with developmental disabilities to live either alone or in small groups in homes or apartments. People live as independently as possible with the help of in-home support as required. Services are tailored to the needs of the individual.
- Social Housing provided by your provincial government or non-profit organizations can be suitable for eligible adults with ASDs who are able to live independently and meet the income requirements. Individuals with ASDs receiving Disability Benefits may also be eligible for social housing.
- Family Home. Some adults with ASDs live with their families.
Other Living Support
- Intensive Adult Care provides short-term community-based care for adults with challenging behaviour or unique needs that cannot be served by existing respite or temporary care facilities.
- Home Support Programs assist adults with developmental disabilities to maintain independent or semi-independent living arrangements through direct homemaking or household management support, or functional skills training.