Finding the right residential situation for an adult child with an intellectual disability doesn't have to be overwhelming.
The authors share decades of experience counseling families on housing options to help parents prepare themselves and their children for a new living arrangement. Discover the universal considerations most families should face before putting plans in place:
. Planning early
. Residential models
. DIY or hire an agency?
. Costs and funding
. Hiring staff
. Group living
. Legal ownership
Use this authoritative guide (full of checklists and forms) to make educated decisions and secure the housing that's best for your child and family.
Barbara Jackins has been an attorney for over 30 years. Her practice focuses on areas of the law that affect people with disabilities and their families: estate planning, guardianship, public benefits, and trust management. She has served on the Governor's Commission on Mental Retardation: Task Force on Public-Private Partnerships. She currently serves on several Boards and Committees of non-profit agencies that serve people with developmental disabilities. Barbara is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a 1978 graduate of Suffolk Law School. She is the parent of a young adult with developmental disabilities.
She is the author of three previous titles:
The Special Needs Trust Administration Manual: A Guide for Trustees (co-author, 2005);
Legal Planning for Special Needs in Massachusetts: A Family Guide to SSI, Guardianship, and Estate Planning (2006, 2010)
Managing A Special Needs Trust: A Guide for Trustees (co-author, 2012).
Dafna Krouk-Gordon is the founder and President of Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL), a not-for-profit human service agency based in Dedham, Massachusetts.