Supported Community Living ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SELF-DETERMINATION
Supported Community LivingCDR Pilot Project • Helping people to move out of group homes or childhood family homes and into their own apartments or houses • Helping people work with a circle of friends to achieve their dreams and goals • Helping people become full members of the community in which they live, work and play
NON-TRADITIONAL SUPPORTS • Home ownership • Home leasing options • Renting apartments in the community • Individual Development Accounts (IDA) • Interviewing and hiring support staff • Securing meaningful employment • Building relationships as full participants in the community.
What does assistive technology have to do with community living? Answer: EVERYTHING!
S O L U T I O N S SIMPLE
Do-it-yourself reachers (PVC pipe) Larger knobs (Lowe’s) Large button phone Speaker phones PERS Do-it-yourself door pulls Hand held shower head Wooden “risers” Furniture slides for almost anything Lightweight sweepers Big button remotes Saran quick covers SIMPLE IDEAS
Our Goal • Our aim is to improve one’s quality of life and expand upon resources while enabling people to make decisions and choices regarding their lives in an effort to take control of their own lives.
Babcock Center Benedict College CDC Center for Disability Resources Charles Lea Center Chesterfield Board of Disabilities Cherokee DSN Board Disability Action Center Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church Newberry County DSNB Protection & Advocacy Richland/Lexington DSN Board SCDDSN SC State Housing & Finance Authority COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Meghan Trowbridge, LMSW Director of Community Development Center for Disability Resources USC/School of Medicine/PEDS Columbia, SC 29208 Phone: (803) 935-5634 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jerome Huggins Self-determination Consultant 3525 Eve Drive Columbia, SC 29210 Phone: (803) 561-9509 For More Information