Adult Community Living

Two-thirds of Missouri’s citizens with developmental disabilities who live in supervised settings reside in situations where they are segregated from their local communities.

Innovative alternatives are clearly needed in the areas of employment, housing, and community living. The demand for these alternatives require not only demonstrations but also training, technical assistance, and dissemination of available information. This priority area focuses on the development of inclusive and naturally supportive community environments for adults with disabilities. Adult community issues could encompass such things as employment, adult continuing education, self-advocacy, and person-centered planning.

Projects focus on best practices – specifically the development of inclusive and naturally supportive community environments for adults with disabilities.

Adult Community Living Projects:

Adult Continuing Education for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

People First of Missouri Technical Assistance