Transition - Housing Bibliography

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Adult Services Referral Checklist for Transition-Age Young Adults Who are Deaf-Blind --Jordon, B. (2000) This table provides potential resources for transition-aged young adults who are deaf-blind. Provides referral services for employment services, post-secondary educational services, housing and independent living services, and legal/advocacy/medical services. Contains a blank table to construct an action plan for several students. Available on the web:


Advancing Affordable, Accessible, and Integrated Housing for All Americans --Klein, Jay; Kafka, Bob. TASH CONNECTIONS, vol. 27, #5/6, May/June 2001, pp. 26-28. (2001) This article describes "Access Housing 2000", a new program offered in conjunction by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Institute on Disability (IOD). The program offers Section 8 housing vouchers in conjunction with supportive services available under the Medicaid program. It presents an opportunity for persons with disabilities for accessible, affordable housing including homeownership. Provides information on the Federal Register Notices that describe the program. Provides additional information on CHANCE, the Center for Housing and New Community Economics, created through this program. Describes the set of principles and future goals for CHANCE.


Deron's Dream --Barton, David. Sacramento, CA: THE SACRAMENTO BEE, November 25, 2001, Section E. (2001) This article tells the story of Deron Schmidt, a Sacramento man who has autism. The article focuses on how Deron's mother was able to use money that would have paid for his stay in an institution to set up a supported living setting for him. The article also includes a description of how Deron makes choices, and comments from people who work with him.


Expanding Our Thinking on Housing Choice --Dwyer, Charlene; Vogt, Jerry. TASH CONNECTIONS, vol. 27, # 5/6, May/June 2001, pp. 17-18. (2001) This article examines home ownership issues for people with disabilities. It includes statistical information as well as important information on HUD Section 8 vouchers. It also provides information on the "home ownership option" voucher program and how to research and apply for homeownership through HUD and Public Housing Authorities. The article looks at homeownership as an important step in giving people with disabilities more choices and more control over their lives.


Is There Life After Special Ed? --Campbell, Kathleen. RESOURCES, vol. 10, #10, Summer 2001, pp. 1-4. (2001) This article describes how two parent advocates assisted in providing supportive living options for their sons with severe disabilities. Key points that help define supported living are provided as well as descriptions of each. Describes the experience this mother had in providing this service for her son as well as how she formed her own non-profit to do it. Available on the web:


Place Called Home: Creative Living Options for Individuals who are Deaf-Blind and/or Have Severe Disabilities San Francisco: California Deaf-Blind Services. (2000) This video presented by two mothers of deaf-blind sons, describes supportive living and housing and new ways to think about making it an option for anyone who desires it, no matter how severe the disability. The training presented by California Deaf-Blind Services, provides information and shares personal experiences of how these parents navigated through the social service systems to make supported living a reality. Presentation was to a variety of service providers including teachers, community living specialists, parents and administrators of social service agencies. Publisher's web site:


Support Service Provider Fact Sheets (2001) A packet of three agency's description of support service provider guidelines and policies. Descriptions from Helen Keller National Center, Deafblind Services Minnesota, and Deaf-Blind Service Center out of Seattle, Washington. Each one describes what the Support Service Provider ( SSP ) does for the deafblind person, and what services they should not be providing.


A Support Service Provider Program in Utah --Weed, Cordie. DEAF-BLIND PERSPECTIVES, vol. 9, #1, Fall 2001, pp. 4-5. (2001) This article describes the recent support service provider program available in Utah. Legislation in July 2001 made this program possible. It describes the process of lobbying for the program, and also the need for these types of services in Utah. The program will assist people with deafblindness to become more independent and less dependent on family members for things such as shopping, reading mail, attend social functions and medical appointments. Available on the web:


Supported Living --Davis, Paula. St. Augustine, FL: Training Resource Network, Inc. Chapter 9 from the book, "The Road Ahead: Transition to Adult Life for Persons with Disabilities" (2002) This chapter from the book, "The Road Ahead: Transition to Adult Life for Persons with Disabilities", provides an overview of residential services for people with disabilities. First, it describes and compares the continuum and the supported living approaches. Second, it examines strategies for identifying the residential preferences of people with disabilities. Finally, it discusses three broad types of supports for assisting people in living in their chosen arrangements.


Supported Living Services: Your SLS Training Tool Box Connections for Information and Resources on Community Living (CIRCL) Part One: History. (2001) This booklet provides information on supported living services for people with disabilities. It describes the history of residential living services from institutionalization to independent living and currently supported living. Describes what supported living services are, who can receive them, who provides them, and how they are funded. Also describes what supported living is not. Available on the web: Publisher's web site:


Supporting Self-Determination: Strategies for Direct Support Staff --Thorin, Elizabeth, Ph.D. OR: Iris Media 2852 Williamette Street PMB #222 Eugene, OR 97405-8200. (2000) Principles of self determination form the core of a new model of supports for people who have developmental disabilities. This 21 minute closed captioned video gives information on how support people can influence opportunities that support self-determination for people with disabilities.


Unlocking a Universe of Opportunities in Housing --Vaughn, Becca. TASH CONNECTIONS, vol. 27, #5/6, May/June 2001, pp. 12-16. (2001)This article examines problems faced by people with disabilities in finding adequate housing. DRACH, the Disability Rights Actions Coalition for Housing, has been formed to promote housing justice. The article gives useful information on legal standards, laws, rights of individuals, and different options available. Specifically, the article looks at housing rights under the Fair Housing Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Includes contact information for DRACH.


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