Let's Hang Out

Urban Investigations

Let's Hang Out

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block

We're Watching

Public Access Design

We're Watching

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

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.

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice