ERIC Number: ED398710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Innovative Practices in Supported Living: An Overview of Organizations, Issues, and Resource Materials.
Hulgin, Kathy; And Others
This packet of information focuses on innovative practices related to supported living for people with disabilities. It opens with an article by John O'Brien, "Supported Living: What It's Not," which summarizes common misunderstandings of supported living. The next section describes eight innovative agencies in the area of support living. The common attributes of these successful agencies are identified and include small size, nonhierarchical, nonbureaucratic, and have a personal structure; leadership driven by people and values; clear work principles; an image defined by issues which affect people's lives rather than narrow service categories; and an openness to change. Two additional agencies that are in the process of developing supported living services are also described. A section on considerations in implementing supported living discusses housing, support, person-centered planning, individualized funding, and service brokerage. The final section lists resources for additional information, including organizations, available written materials, and World Wide Web sites on the Internet. (CR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.