Adult Family Home Locator – Washington State

Adult Family Home Locator | Washington State Social and Health Services

Adult Family Home Locator

Search for licensed adult family homes by geographic location.

Website: https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/adsaapps/lookup/AFHPubLookup.aspx

Learn what questions to ask and things to look for to find the right home for you in our free booklet Choosing Care in an Adult Family Home or Boarding Home (PDF).

Agricultural Communities for Adults with Autism

Mission

Agricultural Communities for Adults with Autism (ACAA) is a consortium of existing and in-formation organizations focused on sharing best practices and advocating for holistic, agricultural based employment and housing models for adults with autism.

Introduction

Agricultural communities are a terrific option for adults with autism in our community who prefer the choice of a non-urban, community based, active lifestyle that typically combines a variety of rewarding employment opportunities with quality, affordable housing and a wealth of activities in their local communities.

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Email: vobee@bittersweetfarms.org

Camphill Village | Copake, NY

Camphill Village USA is a unique and vibrant life-sharing community of 250 individuals, including over 100 adults with developmental disabilities.

Founded in Copake, New York in 1961, Camphill Village USA is the oldest and largest Camphill community in North America and sits on 615 acres of verdant hills, pastures, and beautiful gardens in southern Columbia County.

Camphill Village is part of the international Camphill Movement, which is based on the insights of anthroposophy, the philosophy, world view, and spiritual path of Rudolf Steiner Ph.D. Life at Camphill Village is based on the active affirmation of the dignity, spiritual integrity, and valued contribution of each individual.

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Community Homes, Inc. – King County, WA State

Provides residential options

Community Homes creates rich, full lives for adults with developmental disabilities by providing quality, long-term Adult Family Homes (AFH).

Website: http://www.community-homes.org/index.php
Mailing Address: 6947 Coal Creek Parkway SE, #146 | Newcastle, WA 98059
Phone: 425-443-7210

E-mail: community-homes@earthlink.net

Creative Housing Solutions – The Arc of King County Website

The Arc of King County
Creative Housing Solutions
is a collection of personal stories describing unique journeys of individuals with developmental disabilities who have created their own places to live that reflect their dreams and desires for a full life rooted in home and community.

Website: http://arcofkingcounty.org/creative%20-housing-%20solutions

Designing for Autism: Lighting

ArchDaily | October 19, 2011


What do we know about designing for individuals with autism?

Those concerned with sensory issues are split on some issues. Some say we should limit daylight and exterior views, keep ceiling heights low and spatial volumes small, use restrained details, subdued colors, and reduce acoustical levels. Others advocate for high ceiling heights, large spatial volumes, and high levels of daylight with plenty of views to the outside. Still others disagree with catering to sensory needs altogether.

They point out that individuals with autism struggle generalizing skills, and designing sensory heavens can do more harm than good. Thus they argue for autism classrooms, schools, and homes that mimic all the colors, sounds, lighting, and spatial volumes of “neuro-typical” environments. So who is right?

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Housing and Employment Resources – The Arc of King County

The Arc of King County | Washington State

Housing and Employment Resources

Website: http://arcofkingcounty.org/

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Resource GuideAge 22 and older

HUD GRANTS TO HELP THE ELDERLY AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Press Release, October 9, 2012

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Donovan today announced $31.3 million in grants to help more than 14,000 senior citizens and persons with disabilities to receive health care, meals, and other critical supportive services. The grants are awarded through HUD’s Multifamily Housing Service Coordinator Program (MHSC).

See: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2012/HUDNo.12-161

HUD’s Section 811 Program

TAC | Resource Center on Supportive Housing

Website: http://811resourcecenter.tacinc.org/

HUD – Section 811 Program
The Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010 modernized and reformed HUD’s Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program, creating the opportunity to develop thousands of new permanent supportive housing units integrated within affordable housing properties every year.

On May 15, 2012, HUD made available for the first time $85 million in Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration (PRA Demo) program funding to state housing agencies to provide permanent suportive housing for extremely low-income people with disabilities.

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Life Enrichment Options (LEO)

Life Enrichment Options (LEO) is a community based non-profit organization that advocates and works to support individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their goals through supportive housing, recreation, employment opportunities and community education.

Website: http://lifeenrichmentoptions.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Life-Enrichment-Options-LEO/255893314423702

Address:
P.O. Box 117, Issaquah, WA 98027-0006
Phone: 425.395.6688
Email: info@lifeenrichmentoptions.org

Looking for affordable housing in Washington State?

AptFinder.org is a non-profit organization that advertises subsidized and rent-restricted affordable apartment communities throughout Washington State. Not all properties advertised on our site are subsidized, but all offer affordable rents to low income individuals and families.

We are not a direct housing locator service. We are an advertising company for affordable housing providers. Properties are voluntarily listed on our site by owners, managers and agencies dedicated to providing affordable housing opportunities for low-income individuals, families, seniors or disabled persons.

We show listings from a variety of government funded sources where eligibility, income restrictions and rent restrictions keep the housing affordable to households below 80% of the area median income.

Learn more about how affordable housing is defined.

Website: AptFinder.org
see also: HousingSearchNW.org

My Home My Life Family Network

Join other families interested in networking and talking about housing options and ideas.

Sponsored by:  Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (W.I.S.E.).

Contact: Sherry McNary
Phone: (206) 343-0881 ext 121 or (206) 391-8200
Website: http://www.theiniti ative.ws
Where: Meetings in various locations

Opening Doors – Residential Options

SARRC | Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center

A Discussion of Residential Options for Adults Living with Autism and Related Disorders

The study focuses on the residential concerns of adults living with autism and related disorders and is designed to advance the development of replicable residential models that offer quality, affordable housing options within the fabric of their communities. It also addresses current and projected demand for life-long living options that support the segment of individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders unable to live on their own.

Further, the study explores the financial catalysts needed to spur new investment by the private and public sectors to meet projected demand and advocates for the creation of public, private and non-profit collaborations to address long-term residential concerns.

read more: full report.

Partners4Housing

Our website is a place to provide solutions to the housing crisis faced by our citizens with disabilities.  We believe in the power of community.  We invite people with disabilities, their families and friends, and people passionate about inclusion, community living and the rights of people with disabilities to join us.

Contribute your housing ideas, blog, explore.  Let’s envision a nation where all people with disabilities have access to affordable housing and the support they need to live their best life.

Website: http://www.partners4housing.com/

Sail Housing | Oregon


SAIL Housing
is committed to creating safe and service-supported housing opportunities throughout our community where persons with developmental disabilities can succeed in living independently. We advocate an affordable housing model of specially designed communities of one-bedroom and studio apartments, with a separate community building where residents, families and service providers can gather for learning and social activities.

This housing will be built and operated in partnership with non-profit developers who specialize in affordable housing in our area. SAIL Housing’s primary roles in development and operation will be to assist in special needs design, and to coordinate individualized and group support services for residents at the housing locations, as well as create and assist with access to off-site programs and community resources.

Our housing plus services model is designed to provide residents with developmental disabilities the supportive living environment they need to successfully transition to and maintain richer and more independent lives. The model has been successfully adopted in other Oregon communities.

Website: http://sailhousing.org/

Supported Living Program Locator – WA State

Service of Washington State Department of Social & Health Services

Search for a Residential Provider by geographic location @
Website: https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/adsaapps/Lookup/ResCarePubLookup.aspx

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Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. (TAC)

The Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. (TAC) invites you to visit our website to learn more about us, our services, and our expertise in affordable and permanent supportive housing and health and human services issues affecting very low-income people with disabilities and people who are homeless.

Visit www.tacinc.org for the latest news and state-of-the-art information and resources on hot topics in the field.

Users may also search our publications, as well as our voucher database for people with disabilities and the latest Priced Out data.

Website: http://www.tacinc.org/