The needs of physically and developmentally disabled adults are different than most individuals in need of residential placement due to their multiple challenges stemming from the combination of their physical and developmental delays. Additionally, some of our Scully Learning Center members have siblings with similar disabilities who have never been separated. These sibships present with even greater challenges as there are no guaranteed adult residential placements for siblings with multiple special needs in the same residence.
For most of our members and developmentally disabled adults across the nation, this will be their first out of home placement. This change is likely to result in significant trauma, posing additional placement challenges. In our current community, there are very few, if any residential settings available to meet the above needs of the physically and developmentally delayed adults. The Forever Home will be the first of its kind and will provide a model enabling a smooth and comfortable transition out of the forever family home for physically and developmentally disabled adults and their siblings.
This project will bring together families and communities, build collaborations and identify resources that could help several other disabled adults transition into supportive housing when their family is no longer able to provide for the residential needs.