Planning for your adult child with disabilities involves thinking about how she or he can live their best full life in the community. If your child needs both a place to live and daily support, they have options.
The stress, emotion, and confusion that accompany a diagnosis for your child can be overwhelming. We are excited to share an article by Ricki Meyer, Exceptional Lives’ Director of Policy and Legal Operations, that discusses how our free resources can help parents and caregivers navigate the various disability systems and accompanying emotions upon receiving a diagnosis […]
Wednesday, November 16 (7:00-9:00pm) As part of the A Full Life Ahead series with MFOFC in partnership with Mass Down Syndrome Congress and Riverside Community Care, Jay O’Brien, the Executive Director of Exceptional lives will talk about the alternatives to guardianship for families and caregivers of persons with disabilities. The series focuses on transition, employment, […]
November 9th (6:00pm-7:30pm) – Parents and guardians of persons with disabilities (ages 14-21) are welcome to meet experts in adult special needs services in Foxboro, MA. Services include: The Overall Rehabilitation ProcessInitial Interview And Intake Interviews College Programs Diagnostic Evaluations And Assessments Estate Planning Residential Services Social Security Programs And Eligibility Requirements Work Incentives (I.E. Student Earned […]
<p>On Saturday, October 29 Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC) and Riverside Community Care are hosting a full day conference on “<strong>Building a Home: Housing Conference for Families</strong>”. Joe Wykowski, Executive Director of Community Vision, will share his keynote speech “<strong>Re-thinking the Future of Housing, the Changing Landscape of Integrated Housing for People with Disabilities</strong>”.</p><p><a […]
The ARC, a national advocacy group for people with disabilities, recently shared a fact sheet from the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force. The fact sheet explains two new initiatives that are focusing on icreasing accessible, affordable, and integrated housing for people with disabilities. These fact sheets can help advocates keep an eye on […]