Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Print What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Choosing where to live, who to live with, and how to live one’s life are basic rights. But for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/D) it can be particularly difficult to access those rights. In the past, living with family or in group homes may have been the only option, and many people aren’t aware of the different funding and supports available to help them live on their own. Even more challenging, applying for and finding the right housing is a complicated process that can take a long time.

To help people with ID/D understand their options for living independently in New York State, CUP worked with AHRC-NYC and design studio Second Marriage to create What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?, an illustrated, fill-in-the-blanks guide. The foldout poster helps people with ID/D understand their housing rights and address their questions on living independently. The guide also serves as a planning workbook to be filled out by people with ID/D and their supporters when they are preparing to live independently, complete with a list of resources on funding and where to get help.

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Public Access Design

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What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Boom Town

City Studies

Boom Town

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

We Own It

Making Policy Public

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple